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FFICK OP H.M, PROCURATOR GENERH. 

AND TREASURY SOLICITOR 
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CALENDAR 



OF THE 



CLOSE BOLLS, 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWAED III. 

VOL. XIV. 

A.D. 1374-1377, 

&c. 



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Corrigenda . . . . . vii 

Calendar . . . . . .1 

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PREFACE 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to that 
of Edward IV., the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the reign of 
Edward II. (a.d. 1307-1313). It deals with the normal 
rolls of the last four years of the reign of Edward III. 
and also with two Supplementary Rolls containing enrol- 
ments of writs de warantia dierum for the years 1341-1342 
and 1355-1357. The text has been prepared, with the 
sanction of the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's 
Treasury, by Mr. W. H. B. Bird, B.A., and the Index has 
been compiled by Mr. C. T. Flower, M.A., of this Office. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
13 January, 1913. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



p. 416, last line, for Garraut read G arrant. 
p. 417, I. 5 



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CALENDAR 

OF 

CLOSE EOLLS 



48 EDWARD III. 



1374. Membrane 30. 

Jan. 26. To Adam atte More escheator in Somerset. Order to cause Thomas 

Westminster, de Berkele, son and heir of Maurice de Berkele tenant in chief, to 

have seisin of his said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as the said Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, 

and the king lias taken his homage and fealty. 

To John ap Rees escheator in Gloucestershire. Like order ; as the 
said Thomas has proved his age before Adam atte More. 
The like to the following : 

John Froylle escheator in Wiltesir. 

Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. 

To William Canyngs mayor of the town of Bristol and escheator 
therein. Order to cause the said Thomas to have seisin of all the 
lands and tenements in that town which he may be assured that the 
said Maurice held at his death, taken into the king's hand after his 
death and by reason of his heir's nonage and so in the king's hand ; 
as he has proved his age etc. (as above). By p.s. [29991.] 

Feb. 1. To John Bekct, John Ropere of Welles, Richard Brice of 

tminster. Ycvclchestre and William Byngham, collectors in Somerset of the 
tenth and fifteenth lasl granted to the king by the commons of England. 
Order to them and every one of them to be diligent in the levying 
and collection of the said tenth and fifteenth according to their 
commission, so that the same be not delayed by their default or 
lukewarmness whereby the king should have mattei of wrath against 
them, although lately by letters patenl the king appointed them and 
Richard Plomer of Taunton with them to levy and collect the same ; 

lid Richard Plomer is too infirm and aged to toil in the li 
and collection thereof, nor has he lands in thai county save one 
messuage and 6 ' I md in Taunton of the bondage of the bishop 

of Winchester, or Bufficienl goods or chattels whereof answer might 
be mad' to the king if by his (' the en! lection should be in anvar, 

the sheriff has certified in chancery at the I command, where- 

the king hi .< <l and altogether removed him, 

Feb. 3. To John I titer,' keeper of the king's bastide in Sussex. 

\\. tminster. Order to delivei !••. indenture to William de Rednesse the king's 

Wt. 11824. H.T. Ltd. 100. OB 1 



GALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L374. Membrane 30 — cont. 

clerk, purveyor of victuals for the town of Calais, for the king's works 
at thai town, the bastide aforesaid in his keeping, with planks, timber 
and all things thereto pertaining. By K. 

Jan. 29. To the keeper or farmer of the manor of Eltham for the time being, 
w ■ stminster. Older of the issues or farm of that manor to pay to John de Beverle 
the king's esquire the arrears from 20 September last of 51. 8s. 9d. a 
year, and henceforward to pay him that sum every year during his 
iife at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, taking his acquittance ; 
as for his good service the king by letters patent on 26 February in the 
43rd year of his reign granted the said John 15Z. 8s. 9c/. to be taken 
at the exchequer every year at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions 
during his life or until other order should be taken for his estate ; and 
whereas Kiehard Dammory knight is bound during his life to render 
yearly at the exchequer 101. at those terms for the manor of Godyngton 
with appurtenances in Oxfordshire and Bukinghamshire, which manor 
after the said Richard's death the king by other letters patent has 
granted to the said John and Amice his wife and to the heirs of the 
said John rendering at the exchequer 10/. a year to fee farm at the 
said terms by even portions, afterwards on 20 September aforesaid. 
at the said John's prayer and for that he gave up in chancery the 
letters patent concerning 15/. 8.9. 9c/. a year to be cancelled, for his 
said service the king by letters patent granted him for life in part 
payment of that sum the 10/. which the said Richard is bound yearly 
to render as aforesaid, further granting that he should during his life 
have and take the remaining 51. 8s. 9c/. of the manor of Eltham by the 
hands of the keeper thereof for the time being. 
Et erat patens. 



Fell. 4. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further 

t minster, holding before them of a plea between Peter Mildenhale of London 
' sk}imere ' and John de Hilton one of the clerks of chancery con- 
cerning an alleged debt of 72s., telling the said Peter on the king's 
behalf to repair to chancery there to sue for justice if he shall think 
fit, and releasing any distress for that cause made upon the said John 
or his surety ; as the cognisance of pleas concerning contracts whatso- 
ever between clerks of chancery and others made in places where 
the chancery shah abide pertains to the chancellor or keeper of the 
great seal for the time being, and has hitherto been used so to do ; 
and the sheriffs are endeavouring to compel the said John to answer 
the said Peter, drawing to them the cognisance which pertains to the 
chancellor and to none other, contrary to the said custom which by 
common counsel of the realm was lately in a parliament holden at 
Westminster confirmed by the king and granted to endure for ever ; 
and the king would not that the said clerks be otherwise treated than 
in times past. 

Feb. 6. To William Aubrey. Order to give diligence to pursue, arrest and 

i minster, take John Lukes servant of Thomas Serland wherever found within 
the realm, and when taken forthwith to bring him before the king 
and council to answer touching certain things which shall be laid 
before him on the king's behalf, and further to do and receive what 
shall then be appointed by the council ; and command to singular 



48 EDWARD III. 



1374. 



Membrane 30 — cont. 

the king's sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and lieges within liberties 
and without whenever warned to be aiding the said William in the 
execution of the premises. By C. 



Feb. 



To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to deliver to Thomas 
Westminster, son of John Odyn of Great Wakeryng 96 acres of land and wood in the 
town of Estwode and 2(i acres of land in Little Shobury held by knight 

Bervice of the king as of the honour of Rcylegh by Joan daughter of 
John Clerk of Rothyng. and taken into the king's hand by her death 
and by reason of the nonage of the said Thomas, saving to the king 
the issues thereof taken since her death also the marriage. of the said 
Thomas if it ought to pertain to the king, but to remove the king's 
hand and meddle no further with divers other lands held by the 
said Joan of others than the king, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that at her death the said Joan held the premises in Estwode and 
Shobury in her demesne as of fee, that by reason of the nonage of her 
heir William Hynton late under bailiff of the said honour occupied 
the same taking the issues and profits thereof from 14 November 
in the 35th year of the reign, on which day the said Joan died, to 
14 November in the 41st year, John Wyot under bailiff after him 
from the day last mentioned to 14 November in the 46th year, and 
Robert Broun now under bailiff since that day, that the said Joan 
held divers other lands by divers services of others than the 
king, and that the said Thomas son of John is her cousin and next 
heir, and is now of full age ; and the king has taken his homage 
and fealty. By p.s. [30007.] 

Feb. 8. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Adam de Rotherfeld, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Like orders to the same sheriff for removal of William de Lakkenby 
and Robert Passalewe, and election of other coroners in their stead. 

Feb. 6. Order to the sheriff of Dorset to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas Stoke, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 10. To John ap Rees escheator in Herefordshire. Order to cause John 

minster, de Hereford to have seisin of a messuage, and Thomas Chaindos knight 
of a toft and 3 acres of land in Mordeford and Fowehope held by 
John Smyth of Mordeford outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the premises 
have been in his hand a year and a day. that John Smyth held the 
said messuage of John de Hereford, and the toft and land of the said 
Thomas, and that .John de llurteslev late escheator had the year and 
a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king for the 
same. 

Feb. -2'.',. To Philip de Courtenay admiral of the king's fleet westward, or to 
h.- lieutenant. Onler for particular causes moving the king and 

Council, to Cause the ships, goods and merchandise of merchants of 

Portugal whatsoever within Ins admiralty to be arrested and sale kept 
under arrest until further order. an\ other command to the admiral 
or lieutenant previously addressed notwithstanding, although lately 
by writ the king commanded them to cause particular ships, goods 



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] :;7 | .1/. ml i ni in 30—cont. 

and merchandise of merchants of Portugal which were under arrest 
to be delivered to the merchants. By K. and C. 

Membrane 29. 

Feb. 1. To John de Cavendissh and Thomas de Ingelby, justices appointed 

tminster. to hold pleas before the king. Order to cause Joan daughter and 
heir of -John de Wantvng to conic before them, to cause her to be 
examined, and if assured that she is an idiot, as formerly she seemed 
to the council to be, order to take information touching the transcripts 
of the feet of certain fines levied in the king's court before the justices 
of the Bench between John de Estbury, Katherine his wife and Thomas 
their sou plaintiffs and the said Joan by name of Joan Wantyng 
deforciant concerning two messuages, two carucates of land, 5 acres 
of meadow. 20 acres of wood and 40s. of rent in Wynterborne Ford 
and Mymbury, and between the said John plaintiff and the said Joan 
(by the same name) deforciant concerning seven messuages, two 
carucates and three virgates of land, 5 acres of meadow, 60 acres of 
pasl ure. 60 acres of wood and 100s. of rent in Estbury and Bokhampton, 
which transcripts the king is sending under his seal, to call before 
them those whom they shall think fit, and further to do what by the 
law and custom of England ought to be done for annulling the same ; 
as lately upon information received that the said Joan was an idiot 
from birth, and by fines so levied and otherwise aliened divers lands 
of her heritage, the king caused her to come before the council to be 
examined touching her idiocy, and being examined it seemed to the 
council that she is an idiot and thereby may not have governance of 
herself ; and the king is aware that, if by due process she shall be 
adjudged an idiot, alienations by her made will be of no worth, that 
the wardship of the lands of her heritage pertains to the king during 
her life, and that after her death the king is bound to restore the 
same wholly to her heir ; and it is his will to make provision against 
the hurt and loss that may happen to him and to the said heir by 
colour of such alienations. 

To John ap Rees escheator in Herefordshire. Order to cause John 
de Hereford and Thomas Chaundos knight to have seisin etc. (as 
above, p. 3 ; but the late escheator is here written John de Hurteshey, 
and the late tenant John Smith). 

Feb. 15. To Nicholas Seymor escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to John Hamelyn a manor at Burton sometime of Nicholas 
Plesy, taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan wife of the said 
John, together with the issues thereof taken, to hold by the courtesy of 
England ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Joan at her death held the said manor in 
chief by knight service in her demesne as of fee, and that the same 
ought to pertain to the said John for life by the courtesy by reason 
of issue between them begotten ; and the king has taken his homage 
and fealty. By p.s. [30022.] 

To Nicholas Heryng escheator in Surrey. Like order, mutatis 
mutandis, to deliver to the said John 20 acres of land, 10 acres of 
pasture, 6 acres of wood, 40 acres of heath and 20s. of rent of assize 
in Hedele, held by knight service of the king as of the honour of 
Boulogne. By p.s. (the same writ). 



48 EDWARD ITT. 



1:^74. Membrane 2!) — cont. 

Feb. 16. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a verderer in the forest of 
Westminster. Galtres to be elected instead of Richard Bernard, who is too infirm 
to exercise that office. 

Feb. 16. Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Robert Passelewe, who is occupied with divers business of the 
king so that he has not leisure to exercise that office. 

Feb. 10. Order to the sheriff of Somerset to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Lough, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 10. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland, the 
i . king's lieutenant or guardian of Ireland, or to the justiciary of Ireland 
for the time being, and to their representatives. Order of the issues 
and profits of Ireland to pay from time to time to Stephen bishop of 
Meath wages and fees for himself, the men at arms, hobblers. archers, 
horsemen and footmen which he shall keep for furtherance and 
maintenance of the wars and restoration of peace in Ireland according 
to the advice of the governor and council there for the time being 
and as need requires, while the said bishop shall stand at the king's 
wars or on the king's service without his own lordship or lands, ordering 
such and so many writs as need be to be made for payment and 
allowance thereof. By K. and C. 

Et erat patens. 

[Feeder a.] 

Feb. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork in Ireland for the 

Westminster, time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them of the farm of the said 
city to pay by indenture 20 marks a year to Stephen bishop of Meath so 
long as he takes of the king 100 marks a year which the king has granted 
him during pleasure ; as in reliance upon the said bishop's fealty and 
prudence the king has thought fit to retain him specially upon the 
council in Ireland, and by virtue thereof has granted him by letters 
patent 100 marks yearly during pleasure, namely -40/. of the farm 
of the city of Dublin and 20 marks of the farm of the city of Cork, 
willing that the 20 marks remaining shall be deducted and allowed 
him in his own hands at the exchequer of Ireland of the manor of 
Cromelyn, which manor the king by letters patent has committed 
to him for the extent to be thereof made and yearly rendered at the 
said exchequer. 
Et erat paten . 
[Ibid.) 

To the mayor and bailiffs of the; city of Dublin for the time being. 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to pay the said bishop 40/. a year of the 
farm of that city. 

[Ibid.] 

March 12. < ):der to the sheriff of York to can e oner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John de Thorp, who is insufficiently qualified. 

March 14. Order to the sheriff of Kent to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Robert Berdesfeld, who is insufficiently qualified. 



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j ; ;y ) .1/^ mbrane 29— cont. 

April 20. To Adam atte More escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the 

r. king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Halse, 

delivering to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 

England any issues thereof taken; as lately the king ordered the 

cheator to certify in chancery under his seal the cause wherefore 

he took the prior's said manor into the king's hand, and the yearly 

value thereof, and he certified that it was before him found, by 

inquisition taken of his office, that Roger Arundell sometime lord of 

Halse gave the said manor to the prior of the said Hospital and to 

his successors, so that they should maintain a chapel in Halse 

and find one chaplain there to celebrate divine service for ever for 

the souls of the said Roger and his forefathers and of the faithful 

departed, and that the said chantry is withdrawn for 12 years past, and 

for that cause he took the same into the king's hand ; and the king 

reckons the cause insufficient. 

Ma y 4. To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Like order, 

Westminster, mutatis mutandis, concerning a close of the abbot of Holmcoltran 
called YVarnhill ; as for particular causes the king lately commanded 
the escheator to certify etc., and he returned that the abbot has made 
a purpresture upon the king at Warnhill in the forest of Ingelwode 
of a third part of Warnhill Close, and long time has occupied and 
does yet occupy the same, and that for that cause the said purpresture 
is in the king's hand ; and on 20 May in the 5th year of his reign 
the king by letters patent granted licence to John de Halteclo to give 
to the said abbot and convent and to their successors 20 acres of 
waste in the said forest, which are the third part of the said close, 
and 60 acres of forest formerly granted by the king to the said John 
to assart and bring into tillage to hold the premises of the king 
and his heirs for 20s. yearly to be rendered at the exchequer ; and 
the king has thought fit to remove his hand, reckoning the cause 
aforesaid insufficient. 

To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning the grange or manor of Hildekirk of 
the abbot of Holmcoltran ; as for particular causes the king lately 
ordered the escheator to certify etc. ; and he certified that he found 
by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Thomas de Lascels 
lately granted to the said abbot and convent and to their successors 
divers tenements in Bolton in Allerdale called Hildekirk Grange to 
find one chaplain to celebrate for ever in Hildkirk chapel, that no 
chaplain there celebrates nor has done for ten years, and that the 
said chantry is altogether withdrawn and brought to nought, and 
for that cause he took the premises into the king's hand ; and the 
king reckons that cause insufficient. 

Membrane 28. 

Feb. 8. Order to the sheriff of Norffolk to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Nicholas Payn ; as the king is informed that by colour 

of his office he has made and ceases not daily to make divers extortions 

contained in a bill herewith enclosed, to the oppression of the people. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Essex and the constables of the hundreds of 

Westminster. Barstaple, Rocheford and Dansay. Order under pain of forfeiture 



48 EDWARD III. 



1374. Mi mbt - — cunt. 

to leave over all else and ceasing every excuse to cause 70 seamen 
of the best and strongest of those hundreds to be arrested without 
delay, being the arrears of 120 seamen whom the king formerly com- 
manded them to arrest, causing them to be delivered to John Whitloke 
master of the king's barge called the ■ Thomas ' or to his deputies, 
and to come to Sandwich, so as to be there with all possible speed to 
>ail on the king's service at sea at his wages. 
Et erat patens. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Henry de Sydenhale, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 1. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of John del Strother, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 3. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of John de Walyngton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Feb. 1. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of Thomas de Eslyngton, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

Feb. 3. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of John Laweson, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Jan. 31. To the governor and chancellor of Ireland for the time being, or 
Westminster, to their representatives. Order to cause Philip brother and heir of 
John son and heir of John Darcy of Knayth tenant in chief to have 
seisin of all lands in Ireland which by inquisition they may be assured 
that his said father at his death held in his demesne as of fee, and 
which by his death came to the king's hands and are in his hand ; 
as on 24 January last, the age of the said Philip being proved, the king 
took the homage and fealty of the said Philip due for all his said 
father's lands, which came to the king's hands by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of John his son and heir, who died within age and in 
the king's wardship, and commanded livery to be given the said Philip 
of the lands in England of his heritage, as appears by inspection of the 
rolls of chancery. By p.s. 

Jan. 31. To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 

W* minister, directing him of the issues of the county to pay to Philip brother 
and heir of John son and heir of John Darcy of Knayth tenant in chief 
39 marks 10s. a year during the life of Mary countess of Pembroke; 
as on 18 February in the 18th year of his reign the king by lett< 
patent granted "to John Darcy the father and to his heirs 183/. 6a. 8d., 
namely !)0/. 16s. Sd. to be taken of the farm of the town of Newcastle 
upon Tyne, 66/. of the farm of the town of Scardeburgh by the hands 
of the respective bailiffs, and :>!) marks 10s. of the issues of the said 
county by the hands of the sheriff for the time being, during the life 
of the said countess who holds for life certain lands the reversion 
whereof the king has granted to the said John and his heirs ; and 
after on 24 January last, the age of the said Philip being proved, the 
king took his homage and fealty, and commanded livery to be given 
him etc. By p.B, 

El erat patens. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 :>,7 J Mi mbrane 28— cord. 

Like order to the bailiffs of Scardeburgh for the time being for 
ment of 66Z. a year of the faun of that town during the life of the 
said countess. 

Like order to the bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for the time being 
tor payment of !»(»/. 16s. 8f/. a year. 

Feb. 2. To John de Broghton escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 

Westminster, cause John .Mauntel, son and heir of Walter Mauntel tenant in chief, 

to have .seisin of his said father's lands taken into the king's hand by 

hi< death ; as the said John has proved his age before Nicholas 

viiimir escheator in Norhamptonshire, and the king has taken his 

homage and fealty. By p.s. [30002.] 

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to give seisin to John 
de Lynford, son and heir of John de Lynford of Shrington tenant 
in chief ; as he proved his age before Thomas de Sewall late escheator 
in Bukinghamshire. By p.s. [30001.] 

Feb. 4. To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth for the time being. Order of 

u . fcminster. the farm of that town to pay to John Fastolf the king's esquire the 
arrears since 28 January last of 20£. a year, and henceforward to pay 
him that sum every year for life, taking his acquittance for every 
payment ; as on the aforesaid day the king of his favour granted 
by letters patent to the said John for his good service 20Z. a year to 
be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the farm of 
the said town by the hands of the bailiffs for the time being during 
his life or until other order should be taken for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 27. 

Feb. 20. To Philip de Courtenay admiral of the king's fleet towards the 

Westminster, west, or to his lieutenant. Order to summon before him John 
Polymond merchant of Suthampton and others who ought to be 
summoned in that behalf and, if assured that divers his merchandise 
to the value of 200 marks be arrested by reason of enmity and not 
of any trespass or crime committed in the realm of Portugal by 
Walter Cokkesden his yeoman, to arrest merchandise of merchants 
of Portugal which is in the port of Suthampton in a ship called ' la 
Corps Stint,' John Geraldes master, to the value of his merchandise 
aforesaid, as they will answer it to the king and council, keeping the 
same under arrest until the king shall be better certified touching the 
manner and cause of the arrest made in Portugal as aforesaid, or 
until further order, and so behaving therein that the alliance between 
the king and the king of Portugal be not infringed ; as by plaint and 
certificate of the said John Polymond the king has learned that the 
said Walter long time abode in Portugal with divers merchandise 
of John Polj-mond to the value aforesaid, that the same is now taken 
into the hands of the king of Portugal, and that the said Walter has 
fled in fear of his life, so that the said merchandise is in peril of loss, 
praying that the king would cause him to recover the value thereof 
from the merchandise which is in the said ship ; and it is the king's 
will that justice be done to the said John Polymond. 

Feb. 14. To William Strete the king's butler. Order of the king's wines 
minster, to cause livery to be given to John Knyvet the chancellor of the 



is EDWARD III. 



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L374. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 



arrears from 5 July in the -40th year of the reign, on which day the 
king appointed him chancellor, of his fee of wine which he takes of 
the king for the expenses of the inn of chancery, and of his said fee 
henceforward so long as he shall stand in that office. 

Feb. 20. To Maurice Berd and William Gill the king's searchers in the port 

Westminster, of Plymouth. Order not to trouble or grieve Napoleon Lomelynus 
in aught contrary to the king's letters of protection, dearresting and 
delivering to him or his attorneys any goods or merchandise of his 
by the said searchers arrested contrary thereto, provided there be no 
enemies' goods among the same, and suffering them to go their way ; 
as on 28 October in the 46th year of his reign the king by letters patent 
took under his protection for three years the said Napoleon, his men 
and servants and his goods and merchandise wheresoever found on 
land or sea within the king's dominion and power or his subjects, 
whatsoever, forbidding all and singular his subjects to inflict or suffer 
any wrong, trouble, hurt, violence, hindrance or grievance to be 
inflicted upon them in their persons, goods, property or merchandise ; 
and now on the said Napoleon's behalf the king has learned that 
contrary to his said protection the said searchers have arrested and 
taken out of his ships divers his goods and merchandise brought by 
his servants to that port ; and the king would not that wrong be done 
him. Proviso that the custom and subsidy due upon any of the 
said merchandise there exposed for sale shall be truly paid. 

Jan. 26. To John de Cavendissh chief justice. Order, upon the petition of 

Westminster. Adam de Wykemere clerk presented in the parliament assembled 
at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund the King last, to cause 
the record and process of his suit for trespass against the prior of 
Itynham, Thomas the subprior and others to be sent again before the 
justices of the Bench on the king's behalf, telling William de Fyneheden 
chief justice of that Bench to cause the same to be amended according 
to the resolution of the said parliament ; as his petition shewed that 
he so far prosecuted his suit that by inquisition on his behalf the 
truth thereof was debated, and that now the said prior is suing 
effectually before the king by writ of error to annul the judgment 
rendered thereupon for that, by fault of the writer only, the word 
' concanonicus ' is written in the process where in the original writ was 
' comonachus ? and in another place ' Ralph ' for ' Robert,' although in 
all other respects the said process is duly and lawfully made, praying 
that by advice of the council the same be amended in regard to the 
writer's negligence ; and in the said parliament it was resolved that 
the record and process should be sent again before the said justices, 
order being by the lords and nobles thereof given to the said John 
to send the same to them, and order likewise to the said William, 
being then- present, to cause amendment to be therein made according 
to the truth of the matter. By pet. of pari. [Anc. Pet. 10288.] 

[Bolls of Parliament, ii. p. 461.] 

.March 6. To the major and bailiffs <«t' the city of Dublin in Ireland. Writ 

W< i mm ter. of aid directing them to cause proclamat ion to lie made on the king's 

behalf that his lieges of that city shall pay without delay to William 

de Wyndesore, now governor and guardian of Inland, the arrears 1 1 « > t 

yet levied of the portions falling upon them of a sum of 3,000/. laid 



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\;\~ \ Membrane 27 — cont. 

upon the people there at a parliament holden at Kilkenny by the 
said William when he was the king's lieutenant in Ireland, and a sum 
of 2,0002. likewise laid upon them at a parliament holden at Balidoylc, 
and themselves to be aiding the said William and his deputies in 
levying and collecting the same, although lately at the suit of certain 
his lieges of Ireland, averring that the said William while lieutenant 
laid the impositions aforesaid upon the people there, the king by writ 
commanded him to stay the levy thereof ; as on 20 September last b}' 
advice of the council the king by letters patent granted that all arrears 
not yet levied of the total sum of 5,0001. should be levied and paid to the 
said William, now governor etc., by letters patent and writs giving him 
powei to cause the same to be levied and collected the said writ of 
supersedeas notwithstanding, for that the king was informed of a surety 
by nobles and other credible persons of Ireland that the same was 
granted by the lords, nobles and commons of Ireland at the said 
parliament of their own free will in aid of the expenses of the war, 
and was not demanded by way of impost. By K. and C. 

[Foedera. Rolls of Parliament, ii. p. 462.] 

The like to the following : 
The mayor and bailiffs and the steward of the town of Droghda. 
The sheriff of Meath as well of the liberty as of the crose (crocy), 

and the steward of the said liberty. 
The sheriffs of Uriel and Kildare. 

[Ibid.] 

March 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse, and to the collectors in that 
Westminster, port of the subsidy of 25. upon every cask of wine and Gd. in the pound 
last granted to the king by the merchants of England. Order to 
dearrest a ship called ' la. Seinte Mariecogge,' William Deschales master, 
with all its gear and all wines, goods and merchandise therein taken, 
restoring to the merchants any which are in the hands of any man 
out of the said ship, and suffering the master, merchants and seamen 
without payment of custom or subsidy freely to pass with the same 
to Flanders, provided that if any of the said goods shall be there 
exposed for sale the custom, subsidies and duties upon them shall be 
paid to the king's use ; as the said ship on its voyage towards Flanders 
with divers wines and other goods and merchandise of divers merchants 
of Flanders was taken at sea off the coast of Romeney and brought 
to the said port by men of the king's barge, pretending that those 
were enemies' goods, and is there detained under arrest ; and by 
charters and letters as well of the count of Flanders as of divers towns 
and boroughs of Flanders sealed with their seals, which are shewn 
before the king and council, it seems to the council that the same 
ought to be restored to the said merchants according to the peace and 
concord made between the king and the said count. 

Feb. 14. To the mayor and bailiffs of la Rye and the collectors of customs 
Westminster, in that port. Order to suffer Richard Lyouns citizen of London 
without let [by] himself or his servants in that port to lade in ships 
200 quarters of oats and, after payment of the customs, subsidies 
and duties thereupon, to carry and bring the same to the city of 
Bourdeaux, any proclamations or ordinances to the contrary not- 
withstanding ; as the king has given him licence so to do, to make 
his advantage thereof. 



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1374. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 



March 18. To William de Ergum late escheatoi in Cumberland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with the church 
of Wygton and the fruits and profits thereof, delivering without delay 
to the abbot and convent of Holmcoltram any issues and profits 
thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in 
chancery under his seal touching the annual value of the said fruits 
and profits, desiring to know the cause wherefore the escheator took 
the same into his hand, and he certified that he found by inquisition, 
before him taken of his office, that without the king's licence parcel 
of the said church is crenellated for defence, that the church pertains 
to the said abbot and convent, and that with the fruits thereof it is 
worth 100 marks a year, and for that cause the church and fruits are 
in the king's hand ; and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to William de la Vale escheator in 
Cumberland. 

March 20. To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth. Order, upon the petition of 
Westminster. Walter Broun of Norwich, to suffer him without let to lade 14 tuns of 
white wine of Spain in ships in that port and, after payment of customs, 
subsides and duties thereupon, to take the same to Prucia, any com- 
mand to the bailiffs previously addressed to the contrary notwith- 
standing ; as his petition shews that because of its weakness and 
age the said wine, which he has in that port, may not advantageously 
be sold in England, praying licence to bring it to Prucia to make his 
advantage thereof. 

March 21. Reynold Loue merchant of London has the like writ, with licence 
Westminster, to lade in the port of London and bring to Estland 50 tuns of wine of 
Spain and Portugal. 

March 23. To the mayor and sheriff of Bristol. Order to suffer John Stel, 
Westminster, master of a crayer of Edmund earl of March and Ulster called the 
1 cogge Thomas ' of Cragfergus, and his fellows the seamen thereof, 
being of the said earl's lordship of Ulster, first paying the customs, 
subsidies and other duties thereupon, to pass out of that port towards 
Ulster with the said crayer and with wines and other victuals bought 
and purveyed for maintenance of the earl's men of Ulster, any arrest 
of the said ship, master and seamen on the king's behalf made to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

March 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of W'ynchelse. Order, upon the petition 
Westminster, of Clays de Erode master of a ship called the ' Seint Nicholas' of 
Lescluse in Flanders, Peter de Byndre and John Yendome keepers 
of wines which were lately in the said ship, to dearrest them, the 
said ship and wines, restoring without delay to the said master and 
keepers any of the said wines taken out of the ship, the ship and the 
charters and letters of testimony therein taken, and suffering them 
without payment <>l custom or subsidy freely to pass therewith towards 

[Handera, provided that custom, subsidies and duties shall be paid 
to the king's use upon any wines there exposed for sale; as their 

petit ion Bhews that the said ship and w Lnes, \\ bich pertain to merchants 

of Flanders and not to any other the king's enemies, were taken at 
I by certain the king's lieges and brought t<> the poll of W\ mhelse, 
and are there detained under arrest, praying restitution; and it 
seems to the council that restitution ought to be made. 



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April 15. 



Kan* . 



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Meminme 27 — comt. 

the major and bailiffs of Wvnchelse. Order to dearrest Henry 

vyk of Campe master of a ship called * la Crizlofrt ' of Campe. 

- merchants of Campe. and Peter Jans of Flanders, the said 

ship and the goods and merchandise therein, restoring to them any 

goods taken out of the ship, and suffering them without payment of 

m or subsidy freely to pass towards Flanders, provided that 
custom, subsidy and other duties be paid to the king's use upon any 
goods and merchandise there exposed for sale, and upon none other ; as 
for particular causes the said master and the others were by certain 
the king's lieges taken at sea with the said ship and the goods therein 
and brought to the said port, and are there detained under arrest ; 
and it seems to the council that restitution ought to be made. 

John de Broghton escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 
take of Joan who was wife of John Barde tenant in chief an oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her 
dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his 
death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery as usual. 

Me me 26. 

iiam de Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to dearrest Henry 
Wicke merchant of Leseluse, John li Oghe. James Wouterman and 

dtz Henry merchants of Brug^- ship of Lescmse called 

" Mar%€*knygkt .' Peter de Coudekirke master, and all goods and 
merchandise therein which they shall be assured to be the proper 
goods of the said merchants and not of any the king's enemies, suffering 
them without payment of custom or subsidy to the king's use, save 
upon such merchandise as shall be exposed for sale, freely to pass 
towards Flanders with the said ship and their goods : as on behalf of 
'.'-r S..U2 :_;.?:-.: :■.-': :..-■:. _;.:.> : .-_■ _l _; __.> _- ..:. . .■;. :_. ..: . :. :r.e-T 
voyage towards Flanders in the said ship with divers goods and 
merchandise of their own and of other merchants of Flanders they 

taken at sea by Robert Gibbe of Dovorre and certain other the 
king's lieges with him, and brought with their ship and goods to the 
port of Sandwich, and are there detained under arrest, [praying for] 
restitution ; and having viewed letters and charters as well of the 
count of Flanders as of divers burgomasters and flribertn* of divers 
towns of Flanders sealed with their seals, which were produced before 
the council, it seems to the council that restitution ought to be made. 
Proviso that any enemies 7 goods in the said ship among the said goods 
and merchandise shall not be covered by colour of these presents nor 
in anywise pass thence, but shall remain in the hands of the king and 
of others to whom they lawfully pertain. 

7 Philip de Courtenay admiral of the fleet towards the west , or to 
his lieutenant. Order to dearrest five ships of Portugal which are 
under arrest in the port of Suthampton with the rigging and all their 
gear, delivering them to the masters and seamen thereof, and suffering 
the masters and seamen without let to pass towards Portugal therewithl 
c omm a nd to the admiral and heutenant previously addressed 
the contrary notwithstanding, provided that all" goods and 
brought to the said port in those ships shall be safe kept 



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13 



1374. Membrane 2o— <ont. 

goods or goods of merchants of Portugal, and whether merchants of 
gland being in Portugal are friendly entreated by the king of 
Portugal and by his subjects or no. 

The like for three ships in the port of Dertmuth, Stephen Franceys, 
8 Ivadour Geans and John Bowals respectively m 



April 3. 

K::.j- 
Lanelev.* 



T Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to distrain 
John de Xeweland of Drass to do homage and fealty a second time to 
the king for the manor of Merston co. Lincoln which he lately purchased 
of Joan who was wife of John Lelly. releasing any distress made for 
that cause ; as he has done homage and fealty for that manor, which 
the said Joan held in chief by knight service. By p.s. [30063.] 



April 8. To William de Wvndesore governor and guardian of Ireland, or to 

:. his representative. Order to dearrest as well Richard Lane attorney of 
Walter Ryburgh and other merchants. Gunsalo Grandy master of a 
ship called ' la > M f Olyver and the seamen thereof, as the 

said ship and the goods and merchandise therein found, delivering 
the goods and merchandise to the said attorney, master and seamen, 
and suffering them therewith to pass from the port of Waterford ; 
- on behalf of the said Walter. John Shone. William Gys of Salisbury. 
William Wotton. Nicholas Snyppeston and John Southam of London 
merchants the king has learned that their said attorney lately freighted 
the said ship at Lussebon with divers merchandise of theirs and 
caused it to be brought to Waterford. and that the mayor and bailiffs 
and other ministers of that city, pretending that the said attorney, 
master and seamen are of the kings enemies, and that the goods 
found in the said ship are enemies' goods, have arrested as well the 
attorney, master and seamen as the ship and goods, and are unlawfully 
detaining them under arrest, although the same pertain to the said 
merchants and to none other, praying for remedy : and the B 
merchants have proved before the council in England that the attorney, 
master and seamen are of the king's friendship, and that all the goods 
brought to Waterford in the said ship pertain to them without fraud, 
and without that that any of the kings enemies has any share therein 
or in the ship. Proviso that custom and other du* .11 be paid on 

any of the said goods and merchandise there exposed for sale, and 
on none other. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to the mayor and bailiffs of the city of 
iterford. 

April 12. the farmers, bailiffs, reeves or other the keepers of the manor 

.-•• r. of Bray for the time being. Order of the issues or farm of that manor 
to pa} the arrears since 14 August in the 43rd 

year of the reign of 4 - a year, and henceforward to pay him 
that sum every year, taking his acquittance for such pavrnent- 
time to tim- lippa by her letters patent _ 

him for life or until she should take other order for 1 
bushel of wheat to 1 e taken every week of the Issues of the said ma 
by the hands of the farmers, bailiffs, appr MC 

m;: for the time being k 

named, for that bv her death the said i the ki: 



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14 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[374, Manhmnc 2(> — cont. 

hands, willing to shew special favour to the said Thomas for his good 

rvioe to the said queen in her life time, in recompense for the said 

wheat the king by letters patent granted him 43s. 4c£. a year for life 

or until other order should be taken for his estate, to be taken as 

aforesaid. 

April 14. To the farmers, bailiffs, approwers, reeves or other the keepers of 

Westminster, the manor of Langeleye Marreys for the time being. Like order, 

mutatis mutandis, in favour of John Beddeford groom of the said 

queen's chamber, in consideration of his good service to her in her 

life time. 

April 18. To the sheriff of Norhampton for the time being. Order to pay 
\\. -t minster, to Richard la Zouche the arrears from 1 October in the 32nd year of 
the reign of 40 marks a year, and henceforward to pay him that sum 
every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, taking his 
acquittance for every payment ; as lately of his favour the king by 
letters patent granted the said Richard for good service and for abiding 
with him 40 marks to be taken every year at the exchequer for his 
fee during his life or until the king should take other order for his 
estate ; and after on the day named, that he might the more speedily 
be contented thereof, and for that he gave up the said letters in 
chancery to be cancelled, the king of his favour granted by letters 
patent that he should take 40 marks a year of the issues of the said 
county at the aforesaid terms. 
Et erat patens. 

April 15. To the mayor of the city of London. Order, upon the petition of 
Westminster. Roger Penros, to suffer him without let, after payment of the subsidies 
and customs thereupon due, to carry sixteen tuns one pipe of wine 
from that city whither he will, provided it be not out of the realm ; 
as his petition shews that lately he brought the same thither for sale, 
and that for the weakness thereof he may not sell it there without 
grievous loss, praying licence to carry it by land and by water to 
other parts of England to make his advantage thereof. 

April 16. To Thomas Dey and Odo Bedman. Order, for particular causes. 

Westminster, not to meddle henceforward in the office of searching for gold, silver, 

jewels, letters of exchange and other things which concern that office 

in the town and port of Fowy, the arms of the sea, and other the 

waters and sea coasts adjacent, although lately by letters patent the 

king appointed them to execute the same ; as it is his will that they 

be thereof discharged toward him. 

April 20. The like to John Botelson, Richard Aby and Lawrence de Wotton, 

Westminster, searchers in the town and port of Grymesby. 

April 18. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause John de Chernok to 
Westminster, have seisin of 3 acres of land in Kyrden held by Richard son of John 
Hoggesson of Kyrden outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have 
been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the 
said Richard held them of the said John, and that Matthew de Rixton 
had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer 
to the king for the same. 



48 EDWARD III. 15 



1374. Membrane 20 — cunt. 

Feb. 10. To the keeper or farmer of the manor of Longebenvngton. Order 

Westminster, of the issues of that manor to pay to William de Stapelton, if living, 
10/. for Easter term next, taking his acquittance ; as Humphrey de 
Bohun late earl of Hereford and Essex by his letters patent granted 
to the said William his esquire for life for good service a yearly rent of 20/. 
to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the said manor 
and all the earl's lands in Huntingdonshire ; and after at the request of 
the said William, whom by letters patent the king has appointed during 
pleasure constable of Loghmaban castle and of the lordship of Anand- 
dale. which were of the said earl a tenant in chief, and are in the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heirs, the king 
thought fit by letters patent to exemplify the earl's said letters, 
willing and granting that the said William shall take that rent so long 
as he shall remain constable. 

April 24. To Adam atte More escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Bradele 
in Purbyk taken into his hand by the death of Thomas Bridport, 
delivering to Eleanor his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Thomas at his death held that manor jointly with the said Eleanor, 
and that the same is held of others than the king. 

April 18. To Roger de Elinrugge and John de Baldyngton keepers of the 
Westminster, priory of St. Frideswide Oxford, which is in the king's hand. Order 
to pay to Henry le Forster clerk what pertains to him of 405. yearly 
from the time the king committed to them the keeping of that prior}', 
and henceforward to pay him that sum so long as they shall have the 
keeping thereof, taking his acquittance ; as at the king's request 
John de Walvngford late prior and the convent granted to the said 
Henry by reason of the said prior's new creation a yearly pension of 
40.s. to be taken at Michaelmas and the Annunciation by even portions 
until by the prior and convent or by their successors provision should 
be made him of a benefice. 

Membrane 25. 

April 26. To the sheriff of Suthampton for the time being. Order of the 
tminster. issues of his bailiwick to pay to John Porchestre the king's Serjeant 
the arrears from 11 October last of his wages of 2d. a day, and hence- 
forward to pay him those wages so long as he shall remain in the office 
of janitor of Porchestre castle, taking his acquittance ; as on 
15 Decern her in the 46th year of his reign the king granted that office 
to the said John during pleasure with the wages and fees thereto 
belonging, such as Nicholas Eaveryng deceased used to have ; and on 
11 October last by letters patent willed that he should have the wages 
aforesaid of the issues of that county by the bands of the sheriff, for 
the kin<_' learned of a surety that the same are hut 2d '. a day. and that 
the said .Nicholas used to take them as aforesaid. 
Et erat patens. 

May 1. To the keeper of the king's manor of Klthani for the time being. 

tmin ter. Order to pay to .John de Beverleye the king's esquire the arrears 
from 26 February in the 13rd year of his reign oil ->*l. a day, and hence- 
forward to pay him that Bum £rom tune to time so long as he shall 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[374. Mi iiihraiif 25 — cont. 

stand in the oilier of parker of Eltham parks, taking his acquittance ; 
as on that day of his favour the king by letters patent granted that 
office for life to the said John for good service, taking therein 3d. a 
day of the issues of the manor by the hands of the keeper thereof. 

April 28. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a verderer of the forest of 
WeetminBter. Clarvndon to be elected instead of Henry Gilbert, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Thomas de Eyton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

May 1. To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a pond of Wetherhale 
of the abbot of St. Mary York and the profits thereof, delivering to 
the abbot any issues and profits thereof taken ; as lately the king 
ordered the escheator to certify under seal in chancery the cause 
wherefore the same was by William de Ergum late escheator taken 
into the king's hand, and the yearly value thereof, and he certified 
that the late escheator so took the same for that it was found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that the abbot has the said 
pond in the river Eden, in the midst whereof is an outlet which ought 
to be open from the Nativity of the Virgin so that salmons may have 
egress and ingress, which outlet is by the abbot closed to the grievous 
loss of the king and people, and that the same is extended at 20s. a 
year, as appears in an indenture made between the said late escheator 
and the now escheator and to the latter delivered ; and the king 
reckons that cause insufficient. 



May 6. Order to the sheriff of Salop to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Richard Hort of W T elleworth, who is dead. 

May 5. To Richard de Radeclyf escheator in Lancashire. Order to certify 

H '• -tminster. in chancery under his seal the cause whereof 100 acres of pasture 
of the abbot of Kirkstall in Admergill was by him taken into the 
king's hand, the true value thereof, by what abbot the same was 
acquired, when, and of whom, whether before or after the statute of 
mortmain, of whom it is held, how, and by what service, sending 
again this writ ; as for particular causes the king lately ordered the 
escheator to certify the cause aforesaid, and he returned that he found 
by inquisition, before him taken, that without the king's licence a 
certain abbot of Kirkestall, predecessor of the now abbot, acquired the 
said pasture to him and his successors, and that the same is worth 
\&. a year for every acre beyond reprises, and for that cause he took 
the same into the king's hand ; and reckoning that return insufficient 
the king has amerced the escheator at 40s. 

May 10. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order 
Westminster, to take the fealty of Alice wife of John de Roos knight for the manor 
of Asshildham and the manor of Radewynter called the Roos manor 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's 
hand and meddle no further therewith nor with divers other manors 
and lands in those counties taken into the king's hand by the said 
John's death, delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king 



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1874. V mbrcme 25 — cont. 

has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that at 
his death the said John held no lands in those counties in chief nor 
of any other in his demesne as of fee, but by gift of William Frere and 
others held jointly with the said Alice the manor of Asshildham by 
knight service of the king as of the honour of Reylegh, the said manor 
of Radewynter by knighl service of the heirs of Humphrey de Hohun 
earl of Hereford tenant in chief who were within age and m the kii 
wardship, and divers other manors and lands of others than the king. 

May 14. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to search 

Westminster, the rolls and memoranda and other the evidences of the exchequer 
relating to the matter, and if by view thereof, by inquisition or otherwise 
assured that the farms hereinafter mentioned are parcel of Exeter 
castle, pertained thereto of old time and ought to pertain thereto, to 
stay their demand made by exchequer summons upon divers sheriffs 
of Devon to answer for the said farms and the arrears thereof from 
10 April in the 22nd year of the reign, thereof discharging those sheriffs 
and other sheriffs for the time being and Edward prince of Wales, and 
suffering the said prince to take and have the same ; as on the day 
named the king by letters patent granted the said castle to him for 
life with reversion to the king and his heirs ; and now on behalf of 
the said sheriffs since that day the king has learned that the treasurer 
and the barons have charged them in their accounts at the exchequer 
with certain farms in that county and the arrears thereof since 
the said date, namely a farm of 11. 16s. 9d. a year of Gedlegh 
and Fenotry, 21s. Sd. a year of small parcels of serjeanties. 14s. 6^/. a 
year of small farms, and 5s. a year of Henry de Hughton for the fee 
farm of four messuages and 2 acres of land in Exeter, though the 
same are parcel of the said castle and thereto pertained of old time, 
and though the prince has taken them since the grant of the castle 
to him made, wherefore they have prayed the king for remedy. 

May 18. To William de la Vale escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

bminsfc ir. remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands of 
John son of Adam de Corbrigge chaplain in Corbrigge and Mitford, 
delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king [ordered 
the escheator to certify] the cause wherefore the premises were by 
William Ergum late escheator taken into the king's hand, and 
their description, and he returned that the late escheator delivered to 
him by indenture 24 acres of land by Corbrigge which were in the 
king's hand for (hat the ancestors of Robert son of Roger, being tenants 
in chief of the manor of Corbrigge, founded a house of lepers by 
Corbrigge, giving the aforesaid land to find one chaplain there 
celebrating mass for the lepers every Sunday and feast day. and for 
that no chaplain is found nor celebrates there, likewise divers lands 

and a meadow which were in the king's hand for that the lord of 
Mitford. being tenant in chief of the manor of Mitford. founded 
Mitfordspitel giving that land and meadow to find a chaplain there 
Celebrating, and lor that no chaplain is there found hut is long time 
withdrawn, and that the premises are yet in the king's hand for th< 

and the king reckons th uses insufficient. 

Apnl IT. To Ralph de Thresh escheator in Lincoln-hire. Order t.i deliver 
to William BOH and heir of John Coke of Helton, otherwise called 

I i: 



is GALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L874. Membrane 25 — cont. 

John del Botlic of Belton, four messuages, eight tofts, one bovate 
1T> acres of land, the moiety of one bovate 1 acre, two thirds of one 
toft in Belton and Epworth, one toft and 10 acres of land in those 
towns, and one toft in Belton which are in the king's hand for causes 
hereinafter mentioned, with all issues and profits thereof taken; as 
it is found by inquisition, by the escheator taken at the king's command, 
that at his death the said John held the first mentioned messuages, 
tofts, land and two thirds in chief by the service of the twentieth 
part of one knight's fee, the said toft and 10 acres in socage of John de 
Mowbray of Axiholme deceased, and the said toft in Belton of Richard 
de Belwode, that John de Mowbray occupied all the premises taking 
the profits from the death of the said tenant until Friday before 
Midsummer in the 42nd year of the reign, and John Noble clerk (now 
deceased intestate it is said) from that day until the feast of St. Peter's 
Chains in the 46th 3'ear, after which feast the said William, who is 
now aged 23 years and more, without process in the king's court as 
the manner is entered and has until now occupied the premises taking the 
profits thereof, and marrying without the king's licence and will, and that 
for those causes the premises are taken into the king's hand ; and 
by fine with him made by the said William the king of his favour has 
pardoned those contempts and trespasses, granting so far as in him 
lies that the said William shall have again and hold the premises 
of the king and others as aforetime with the issues and profits thereof 
taken as aforesaid. It is the king's will that the escheator be thereof 
discharged toward him. 

May 16. To William le la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order not to 
\\ < -tminster. meddle in levjang such extortion as hereinafter mentioned ; as lately 
the king ordered him to certify under seal in chancery the cause where- 
fore the toll of the citizens of Karliol at Amotbrigge and elsewhere 
was by William de Ergum late escheator taken into the king's hand, 
and the value thereof, and he returned that the late escheator found 
by inquisition, before him taken of his office and delivered by 
indenture to the now escheator, that the mayor, bailiffs and citizens 
of Karliol at Amotbrigge, Blenkarnebek, Hertesheved and other places 
at the outgoings of the city take toll of all merchandise coming from 
Scotland to England and from England to Scotland at its entry or 
outgoing, having usurped that toll for 20 years and yet day by day 
usurping the same, whereas they ought not to take toll save within 
the city bounds, and that the toll is yearly worth 20?., and for that 
cause the same is yet in the king's hand ; and the said cause being 
before the council viewed and examined in chancery, it seems to the 
council by the escheator's certificate that what the mayor, bailiffs 
and citizens are so levying and taking is an extortion. It is the 
king's will that at his pleasure inquisition be made concerning such 
extortions by those whom he has appointed for the purpose, and that 
a remedy be applied. 

Membrane 24. 

May 4. To William de la Vale escheator in Northumberland. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the chapel 

of St. Lawrence Byker of Richard de Gascoigne, delivering up any 

issues thereof taken ; as lately for particular causes the king ordered 



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1374. Membram 2\ — cont. 

the escheator to certify under his seal in chancery the cause and 
manner of hi^ taking that chapel into the kind's hand, and he certified 
that William de Ergum late escheator delivered to him by indenture 
that the ancestors of the lord of Byker, beim* tenants in chief by 
grand Berjeanty, founded a chantry in the said chapel within their 
lordship, giving to the same divers lands to find a chaplain to celebrate 
divine service for the souls of the king and his ancestors and of the 
founders' ancestors, and that the said chantry is withdrawn by Joan 
who was wife of John de Coupeland, and for that cause the said lands 
are in the kind's hand ; and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 
The like, mutatis mutandis, to William de Ergum late escheator. 

To William de la Vale escheator in Yorkshire. Like order, mutatis 
mutandis, concerning the hospital of Lassyngby ; as the escheator 
certified that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, 
that John de Lythegraynes knight, who founded a hospital at 
Laysyngby in AUertonshire, long before the statute of mortmain, 
enfeoffed the same of the whole manor of Laysyngby to find six chaplains 
to celebrate divine service therein for ever for the souls of the kings 
and the founders and of the faithful departed, and to perform divers 
alms, that the chantry and the said alms have ceased 20 years and 
more, and that John Moubray parson of Riple}', who has occupied the 
hospital ten years and more and does yet occupy the same, has turned 
the means thereof to secular uses, and for that cause the hospital 
and manor are in the king's hand. 

May 5. To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to .John Broun the lands and rents of the said John and Eleanor his 
wife in Raghton, Gaytescales, Crokedayke, Blakthwayt, Langholm, 
Blencogowe, Crofton, Cryngildyk, Waverton, Gamelisby and rloton, 
together with the issues thereof taken since the octaves of Trinity 
last ; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery 
the cause and manner of taking the premises into his hand by William 
de Ergum late escheator, and the value thereof, and lie returned 
that it was found by inquisition, taken before the late escheator, that 
about Michaelmas in the 46th year of the reign the said John committed 
a felony by slaying Thomas de Raghton, for which felony he withdrew 
himself and was a fugitive, that on the day of the said felony he had 
divers lands in Hougbryghtby and in the towns aforesaid in right of 
his said wife, held in chief by divers services and extended at 100s. a 
year, and for that cause the late escheator took the said lands into 
the king's hand ; and by certificate of John de Cavendissh the chief 
justice, made and returned in chancery at the king's command, the 
king is assured that in the octaves aforesaid John Broun rendered 
himself to the marshalsea prison, and was not put in exigents bef< 
the king by reason of the death of the said Thomas ; and on 2 t January 
last of his favour the king by letters patent pardoned him the suit of 

his peace pertaining to the king for the death of the said Thomas 
whereof he was indicted or app tied, and any outlawry published 

against him for that cause, granting him the kiii'/s peace, provided 
that In- should stand to right m the king's court m any cause which 
any man would bring against him by reason of the death aforesaid. 

Maj In. To Adam atte More escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 
U mi ik tor. king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Ilolne in 



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1874. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Purbyk taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas Bridport, 
delivering to Eleanor his w ife any issues thereof taken ; as tlie king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas 
at his deatli held that manor jointly with the said Eleanor, and that 
it is held of others than the king. 

To William de la Vale escheator in Northumberland. Order to take 
the fealty of William de Rodome according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with 
the lands in Espele which were of John de Espele adherent of the Scots 
who were enemies and rebels against the late king, and by forfeiture 
of the said John came as an escheat to the late king's hands, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken since the death of Thomas de Espele ; 
as on 3 February in the 9th year of his reign the king by letters patent 
gave all those lands to the said Thomas for his good service and to 
his heirs, to hold by the same services as before they came to the late 
king's hands ; and it is found by inquisition, by the escheator taken 
at the king's command, that by virtue of the said charter the said 
Thomas at his death Avas seised of the same in his demesne as of fee, 
that Emma his daughter, whom William de Rodome has now taken 
to wife, is his next heir and of full age, that those lands are held of 
Mitford castle by the service of lib. of cumin, and that the said William 
de Rodome and Emma in her right have taken and do yet take the 
issues and profits thereof since the death of the said Thomas, who 
died on Thursday before St. Leonard in the 30th year of the reign ; 
and the said castle is now in the king's hand by the death of David de 
Strabolgi last earl of Athole tenant thereof in chief, and by reason of 
the nonage of his heirs. 

May 10. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order 
Westminster, to take the fealty of Alice wife of John de Roos knight etc. (as 
above, p. 16). 

May 16. To John ap Rees escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to cause 
Westminster. Edmund son of Hugh son of Edmund le Blount tenant in chief deceased, 
and cousin and heir of the said Edmund deceased, to have seisin of 
his said grandfather's lands taken into the king's hand by his death ; 
as the said heir has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30124.] 

May 19. To William de la Vale escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, 
Westminster. Cumberland and Westmorland. Order to cause Ralph son and heir 
of William baron of Greystoke tenant in chief to have seisin of his 
said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his death ; as the 
said Ralph has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has 
taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30127.] 

To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order ; as 
Ralph son and heir of the said William has proved his age before 
William de la Vale. 
The like to the following : 

Roger Keterych escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. 

John de Broghton escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire. 

Nicholas Seymour escheator in Norhamptonshire. 



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1374. Membrane 24 — con/. 

To Tli. bishop of Durham. Order to command livery to be given 
to the said Ralph son of William of his father's lands within the liberty 
of Durham ; as he has proved his age etc., and the king has commanded 
lively to be given him of his father's lands. 

May 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order of the king's favour to 

Westminster, dearrest one pipe of thread of Rois of Tankard fitz Clays of Lescluse, and 
another of merchants of Flanders found in a ship called 'Maydach,' 
suffering the said merchants to take the same over to Flanders without 
payment of custom or subsidy to the king's use save for such as shall 
be exposed for sale ; as the same was found among certain wines of 
merchants of Flanders which by advice of the council the king lately 
decreed should be delivered up, and is under arrest in the said port. 

To the same. Like order concerning [thread] of John Orneweider 
and Arnald Lammins burgesses of Ardenbourch merchants found in 
a ship called ' la Seinte Marie ' among wines of merchants of Flanders. 

May 22. To William Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 
Westminster, the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order by inquisition and other 
lawful means and convenient, as he shall think best, to take information 
touching a complaint made on behalf of certain merchants of Flanders 
that certain wines of theirs were lately taken at sea and are b}^ the 
king's lieges and subjects of England Masted and eloigned, and to cause 
due and speedy justice to be done to the said merchants in regard to the 
presumptuous attempts of the said lieges, certifying the king and 
council of the hindrance if he may not make fitting recompense 
touching the same, in order that the king may act as by law ought 
to be done for reformation of such damage and loss ; as the king has 
learned of the premises by the said merchants' complaint, praying 
for remedy, and by advice of the council he would deal generously 
with them. 



May 23. To Walter de Leycestre the king's serjeant at arms. Order, if 
Westminster, assured by oaths to him given, by examination and otherwise that 
the facts are as hereinafter rehearsed, to cause as well 103 tuns of 
wine of the king's enemies, according to his commission, as 42 
tuns of Frederick dwelling at >Seint Malois del Isle in Brittany 
the king's enemy, to be delivered to those to whom they pertain, 
William filz Christians Fourmer of Lescluse. master of a ship called 
1 la Seinte Anne,' being first contented of his freightage for all of 
them, and to restore to the -aid master any wines or merchandise 
remaining in the said ship over and above the I 16 tuns of wine 
aforesaid : as OD 18 May last at the said master's suit, a\ erring that 
the said ship laded with 138 tuns of wine was by lord le Despenser 

lately taken at aea and brought to the port 01 Ciccstre, that 103 

tuns of that wine were enemies' goods and 35 tuns thereof of the 
goods of him the said master and other merchants of Flanders bis 
fellows, bv advice of the council the king by letterspatenl appointed 
the aaid Walter to cause those l h:j tuns to be delivered to those to 
whom they pertain, and the ship and the said .'!•"> tuns to the 
said mastei ; hut EDdward Dalyngrugge knight has before the council 
alleged that over and above those 103 tuns there were in the said ship 



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l.i i 1. Membrane 24 — cont. 

42 tana of wino of the said Frederick's goods and not of the said 
merchants, so that these likewise ought to be forfeit over and above 
the 103 tuns. 

April 24. To William de Huntyngfeld, John de Cavendissh, Roger de Kirketon, 
Westminster. William de Spaigne, Roger Toop' and their fellows, justices appointed 
to preserve the peace in the parts of Holand co. Lincoln, or to any 
of them. Order to cause a constable in those parts to be elected 
instead of Robert de Meres ; as the king has learned by credible witness 
that by colour of his office the said Robert since he has stood therein 
has caused and ceases not daily to cause hurt, evildoings and extortions 
in order to extort money from the people of those parts ; and the king 
would make provision for the peace of his people. 

Mandate to the said Robert to meddle no further in that office. 

Membrane 23. 

May 10. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to deliver in dower to 
Westminster. Joan who was wife of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford and Essex 
tenant in chief such as are in his bailiwick of the fees and parts of fees 
following which the king has assigned to her of the knights' fees of her 
said husband and of the barony of Penkethelyn lordship taken into the 
king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heirs, 
namely the fourth part of one knight's fee in Terlynge held by Roger 
Redlegh and extended at 25s. a year, four knights' fees in Berneston, 
Rothyng Berners, Berwyk, High Estre, Neweton, Donmowe and 
Strathale lately held by John de Berners knight at 20/., four knights' fees 
and a quarter in Bromfeld, Black Nottele, Chatham, Great Waltham 
and Radelegh now held by Thomas de Maundeville the elder knight at 
21/. 59., three knights' fees in Teye Maundeville, Spryngfeld to wit 
Kyueton, Asshildham, Aldham, Dansey and Wolwich sometime held 
by Thomas Merk at 15/., three knights' fees in South Wokyndon, 
Kyngeswode and Bartlesden sometime of Maurice de Bruyn and 
now held by Robert de Marny knight at 15/., two knights' fees in 
Masshebery and Mose sometime held by William Bottevyleyn at 10/., 
one knight's fee in Shelwe Jocelyn now held by Robert Marchal at 100s., 
two knights' fees in Little Burstede formerly held by Humphrey de 
Walden knight at 10/., the moiety of one knight's fee in Elsenham 
formerly held by the said Humphrey at 50s., two knights' fees in 
StoweMareysnowheldby John Mareys at 10/., one knight's fee in Dunton 
by Herwardstoke held by the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross at 100s., 
one knight's fee in Tillebery held by Henry de Coggeshale at 100s., 
one knight's fee in Estilbury lately held by Edward son of Simon at 
100s., one knight's fee in Estilbery aforesaid sometime of Edmund 
Kemsek and lately held by Thomas Gobyoun knight at 100s. , one knight's 
fee in Shelwe held by the prior of Blakamore at 100s., the tenth part 
of one knight's fee in Willynghale held by the said prior at 10s., one 
knight's fee in Ardelay sometime held by Thomas Martel at 100s., 
one knight's fee in Macchyng and Great Waltham formerly held 
by Thomas Bataille at 100s., one knight's fee in High Estre now held by 
Peter atte Hide at 100s.. one knight's fee in Dannebury now held by 
Rejmold de Grey knight at 100s., one knight's fee in High Estre held 
by John Gildesburgh at 100s., three fourths of one knight's fee in 
Wikepet by Neweport lately held by Robert de la Rokele at 3/. 15s., 



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1374. Membrane 23 — coal. 

the moiety of one knight's fee in Little Canefeld formerly held by 
Richard earl of Arundel] at 50*., the third part of one knight's fee in 
Walden and the twelfth part of one fee there formerly held by the 

abbot of Walden at 1 1-. 4-/.. the moiety of one knight's fee in Walden 
sometime of William de Westeleye now held by Richard Wynter in 

right of his wife at 50*., the fifth part of one knight's fee in Walden 
held by Geoffrey le Boteler at 20s., the tenth part of one knight's fee 
called Starlyngeshel in Donton held by the prior of Okebome at 10s., 
the sixth part of one knight's fee in Gynge Puette formerly held by 
Nicholas Foucher at L6*. 8d., the tenth part of one knight's fee in 
Great Waltham lately held by Simon de la Boterie at 10s., the eighth 
part of one knight's fee in Great Waltham now held by Peter atte Hyde 
at 12*. 8d. } one knight's fee in High Estre held by the heirs of Gilbert 
Stanford knight at 100s., the moiety of one knight's lee in Godythestre 
and Masshebury and High Estre lately held by John Berners knight 
at 50s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Godythestre, Masshebury 
and High Estre now held by Nicholas Eitz Richard at 50s-., the tenth part 
of one knight's fee in Sparehauekeseye in Little Waltham held by 
Edmund Warner at 10s., two knights' fees in Shellegh held by Thomas 
del Legh at 10/., one knight's fee in Chigenhale Tany formerly held by 
John Throkkesford at 100s., one knight's fee in Chigenhale and 
Elsynham by Thremenhale formerly held by John Bottourt and now 
by Walter Blount at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Chigenhale 
and Elsynham aforesaid held by the prior of Donmowe at 50s., one 
knight's fee in Rothynge Abbesse formerly held by Oger son of Michael 
at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Stepelbumpstede formerly 
held by Robert de Manceby at 50a., the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Little Bumpstede formerly held by William de Bloy at 25a., 
one knight's fee in Wygeberwe by Saltcotenow held by Walter atte Lee 
knight at 100s\. the tenth part of one knight's fee in Walden at 
Kybworthey formerly held by William Ghamberleyn knight at 10*., 
the fifth part of one knight's fee in Great Waltham now held by Edmund 
Warner at 20s., the 23rd part of one knight's fee in Great Waltham 
formerly held by the abbot of Walden at 5*., the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Walden now licit 1 by Richard Wynter at 25s., the twentieth 
part of one knight", fee in Walden called Pirnho held by the said 
Richard at 5s., two knights' ices in Chikenhale Trenchefoil held by 
Alice de Nevyle at 10/., three knights' fees in Chigenhale and Siam- 
bourne held by the said Alice and John Welde and sometime by John 
de la Lee. John de Creville and Margery de Mose at 15/.. one knight's 
fee in Donmowe sometime held by .John Hoys at LOO*., the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Walden Bometime of William de Sancto Michaele 
and after held by the abbot of Walden at 50*., the tenth part of one 
knight's fee in Depedene formerly held by Edmund de Postede at 
LO*., the moiety of one knight's fee in Gyng held by the 
abbot of Stratford at 50*., the third part of one knight's fee in 
Willynghale formerly held by Philip de Kopell' at 33*. I'/., the fourth 
pari "i one knight's lee in Estre held by the abbol of Tilteye at 25*., 
th<- fourth pari <>i one knight's !<■(• in the parish of Alvythele called 
Bumpstedenaile formerly held by John de Staunton at 25*., the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Horndon formerly held by Abel de 
Wythyfeld at 25*., the fourth part of one knight' fee in Benyflet 
and Nevinden held by the abbol "l Coleestre at 25*., two 
knight fees in Terlyng held by the bishop oi Norwich at !<>/., 



•_ M CALKXIWK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



[374, Membrane 23 — cont. 

one knight's fee in Terlyng called Neketon formerly held by 
Nicholas de Ealweston at 100s., one knight's fee in Chaldwell 
formerly held by Thomas de Gravesende at 100s., one knight's fee 
in Wike sometime held by Roger de Barle at 100s., one knight's fee 
in Bobbyngworth formerly held by Henry Spigurnell and three 
quarters of one knight's fee in Staundon lately held by Edmund 
Spigurnell at 81. 15s., one knight's fee in Rammesden Creye and 
Rammesden Belhous, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Dunmowe 
and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Reynes sometime held by 
Roger de Merk at 11. 10s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Wifiynghale Spaigne and the fourth part of one knight's fee in that 
town held by Roger Fitz Andre we at 50s., the moiety of one knight's 
fee sometime of William Thorlegh in Amberden formerly held by 
Joan Flam bard at 50s., one knight's fee in Lammersh held by the 
prince of Wales at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Radwynter 
and Walden formerly held by John Roos knight at 50s., the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Chishull held by the heirs of John Benyngton 
at 25s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Walden called Mateines 
formerly held by the abbot of Walden at 50s., two knights' fees in 
Chishull called Cardons held by the heirs of Roger Depham, by Henry 
Spigurnell, John Outlawe, James Freman, Alice Gerard, John Phippe, 
Nicholas Jebyn, the abbot of Walden and the abbot of Tilteye at 101., 
all in Essex ; one knight's fee and a half in Catteworth co. Huntyngdon 
formerly held by Thomas de Bekeryng at 11. 10s., the tenth part of 
one knight's fee in Baldynghore by Massyngdene now held by Thomas de 
Bassyngbourne at 10s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Amoun- 
desham formerly held by Walter de Rau at 25s., the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Querendon now held by Thomas earl of Warrewich at 50s., 
and the moiety of one knight's fee in Cryndon held by Thomas Lyveden 
at 50s. in Bukinghamshire ; one knight's fee in Glaston co. Roteland 
held by Thomas de Haryngton at 100s. ; two knights' fees in the 
manors of Haylesden, Oxenedes, Bernham, Skeyton. Sonderlond in 
(sic) Haryngby sometime held by Walter de Bernham and William 
Hauteyn at 101., the eighth part of one knight's fee in Burnham now held 
by the heirs of Ralph de Hemenale at 12s. 6d., the eighth part of one 
knight's fee in Burnham held by Edmund de Reynham knight at 
12s. 6d., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Briston held by John 
de Briston at 25s., the eighth part of one knight's fee in Burnham 
held by the heirs of John de Borgh at 12s. Od. in Norffolk ; seven 
knights' fees in the manors of Letheryngham, Cretyng, Thorp in the 
parish of Hakeston, Thuryngton and Shadenesfeud held by Thomas 
Wj-nkefeld and sometime of William de Bovylle at 35/., one knight's 
fee in Reydon and Holton sometime of Thomas de Merk and now 
held by Robert de Teye knight at 100s., the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Hadlegh sometime of William Laasham and now held it is 
supposed by Helmyng Leget at 50s., and one knight's fee in Stotton 
held by the heirs of Saier de Creppyng and extended at 100s. a year 
in Suffolk ; and a third part of the barony of Penkethlyn lordship 
in the march of Wales, the barony being extended at 100 marks a year. 

To John de Broghton escheator in Huntingdonshire and Bukingham- 
shire. Order to deliver in dower to the said Joan the knights' fees and 
parts of fees (above mentioned) in Catteworth co. Huntingdon, and in 
Baldynghore, Amondesham, Querendon and Cryndon co. Bukingham. 



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1374. Membrane 23 — cont. 

To John de Weston escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Like order 
to deliver in dower to the said Joan the knights' fees and parts of 
fees (above mentioned) in Havlesden, Oxenedes, Bernham. Skeyton, 
Sonderlond and Haryngby, Burnham, Briston and in Burnhara co. 
Xorffolk held by the heirs of John de Burgh, and in Letheryngham, 
Cretyng, Thorp, Thuryngton and Shadenesfeud sometime of William 
de Boville, Reydon and Holton, and in Hadlegh co. Suffolk, (omit- 
ting the knight's fee in Stotton). 

To Nicholas Seymour escheator in Roteland. Like order to deliver 
in dower to the said Joan one knight's fee in Glaston (above mentioned). 

May 10. To John ap Rees escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales 
Westminster, adjoining. Order in presence of the next friends of the heirs of the 
said Humphrey, if being warned they will attend, to make a partition 
of the barony of Penkethlyn into three equal parts, and to deliver 
in dower to the said Joan a third part thereof which the king has 
assigned to her, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

Membrane 22. 

May 10. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to deliver in dower 
Westminster, to the said Joan such as are in his bailiwick of the advowsons following 
which the king has assigned to her of the advowsons of abbeys, priories, 
churches and chapels which were her said husband's and are taken 
into the king's hand by his death, namely the advowsons of Fobbyng 
church co. Essex extended at 20 marks a year, of Brekon prior}' at 
66/. 13s. 4c/., of Lambilio church at 20 marks, of Maugan church at 20 
marks, of Beniak church at 20 marks, of Veynour church at 20 marks, of 
Lankeneder church at 8/.. of Caldecote chapel at 40s. all in Hereford- 
shire and the march of Wales adjacent ; of Amondesham church 
co. Bukingham at 20/., of Thoresby church co. Lincoln at 20 marks, of 
Luffenham church co. Roteland at 20 marks, of Lambourne chapel co. 
Berkes at 60s., and of Wokeseye chapel co. Wiltesir extended at 20s. 
a year. 

To John ap Rees escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales 
adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to the said Joan the advowsons 
of Brekon priory, Lambilio church, Maugan church, Bernak church, 
Veynour church, Lankeneder church and Caldecote chapel extended 
(as above), which among others the king has assigned to her. 

To John de Broghton escheator in Bukinghamshirc. Like order to 
deliver in dower to the said Joan theadvowson of Amondesham church. 

To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order to 
deliver in dower to the said Joan the advowson of Thoresby church 
extended at 20/. a year. 

To Nicholas Seymour escheator in Roteland. Like order to deliver 
in dower to the said Joan the advowson of Luffenham church. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. Like 
order to deliver in dower to the said Joan the advowsonfl of Lambourne 
chapel and Wokeseye chapel. 



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1374. Membrane 22 — cont. 

To Roger Keterioh escheatoi in Essex. Like order to deliver in 
down' to the said Joan the advowson of Walden abbey extended at 
40/. a year. 

Mi morandum that Nottele abbey fell to the said countess by lot, 
but Walden abbey was assigned to her in lieu thereof by the king's 
order dated 2S April. 

June 6. To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order, if assured 

Westminster, that the lauds in Staynton by him seized into the king's hand are the 
same which by virtue of the king's command were delivered to Clement 
de Skelton and Joan his wife, to remove the king's hand and meddle 
no further therewith, delivering to the said Clement and Joan any 
issues thereof taken ; as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, 
taken by Thomas de Musgrave late escheator, that by grant of William 
late baron of Craystok, made with the king's licence, Giles de Orreton 
deceased held to him and the heirs of his body by Maud his wife (like- 
wise deceased) ten messuages, three carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow 
and 12 acres of wood in the town of Staynton within the barony of 
Greystok, and common of pasture sufficient for all his neat beasts 
and those of his men now or hereafter dwelling upon the said lands, 
that the premises are held in chief by the service of rendering 3s. Qd. 
a year to cornage payable in the exchequer of Carliol by the hands of 
the sheriff of Cumberland for the time being, and that Joan daughter 
of the said Giles and Maud, whom the said Clement has taken to wife, 
is their next heir and of full age, the king took the homage and fealty 
of the said Clement by reason of issue between him and the said Joan 
begotten, and commanded livery to be given them of the premises, 
as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery ; and now on behalf 
of the said Clement and Joan petition is made to the king for removal 
of his hand from divers lands in Staynton, which the escheator has 
taken into the king's hand for that he found by inquisition, before him 
taken of his office, that the said Giles died seised in his demesne as of 
fee of those lands which contain a fourth part of the manor of Staynton, 
that they are held in chief by knight service, and that after his death 
the said Clement and Joan in her right, being daughter and heir of 
the said Giles, entered the same without the king's licence and 
without process of the king's court. 

March 10. To the mayor, recorder and aldermen of London. Order to be 
Westminster, before the council at Westminster one month after Easter next, which 
day the king has given to Robert de Hales prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, in order to inform the council 
concerning their right, and further to do and receive what shall be 
by the council appointed, staying meanwhile the process begun against 
the said prior and brother John Alemayn his fellow, and if there shall 
be any cause wherefore that ought not to be done, to certify the same 
in chancery under their seals, sending again this writ ; as the king 
has learned that at the complaint of Ralph de Strode common Serjeant 
of the city of London, averring that time out of mind there was a 
way (chiminagium) from the high street of Fletestrete to the river 
Thames whereto the commonalty of the city ought to have and in 
times past used to have entry by a gate called Templegate to 
Templebrigge in the said river from sunrise to sunset for carrying their 
victuals and merchandise to and fro by wains, horses and otherwise 



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1374. Membrane 22 — ami. 

at their pleasure, and likewise by night at the request of every free 
man of the city for carrying such needful things except for carriage 
by wains, and that divers men of the city were by the said prior and 
brother John by colour of closing the said gate divers times hindered 
from carrying victuals, merchandise and other things needful by the 
said way, the mayor, recorder and aldermen caused the prior and 
brother John to be summoned before them to answer touching the 
premises ; and the king considers it unreasonable that the business 
should be debated before them forasmuch as it concerns them and 
their commonalty, especially as a party ought not to be judge in his 
own cause, judging that it would tend to the prejudice of the lords 
and others coming to parliament and to the council if the said bridge, 
which is appointed for their advantage and easement when they 
will there come to their barges and boats, should be broken by casting 
stone and timber thereupon, and it is his will that for the causes afore- 
said the business shall be debated and determined before the council, 
where justice shall speedily be done as well to the mayor etc. as to 
the prior. 

April 15. To Philip de Courtenay admiral of the fleet towards the west, or to 
Westminster, his lieutenant in the port of Dertmuth, and the mayor and bailiffs 
of that town. Order, for particular causes laid before the king and 
council, to deliver up according to the command to them previously 
addressed the three ships of Portugal under arrest in the said port, 
one called ' la Seint Croice ' Stephen Fraunceis master, another ' de 
(sic) Seint Vincent ' John Bogayllo master, the third ' la Seint Antoijn ' 
Salvador Geans master, with the merchandise therein taken if 
existing, or if not the value thereof, the livery of which ships and goods 
the king at another time by writ commanded to be made, provided 
nevertheless that the sum of money which at the suit of John Aubray 
the king commanded to be kept in the admiral's hands shall remain 
in the admiral's keeping until further order. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Wiltesir for the time being. Order of the issues 
Westminster, of that county to pay to John de Wydeford the arrears of 4'/. a day 
from 4 December in the 41st year of the reign, and henceforward to pay 
him that daily sum as the same used to be paid according to tin- 
king's letters patent, taking the said John's acquittance for every 
payment ; as on the day mentioned of his favour the king by letters 
patent granted to the said -John the keeping of his manor of Claryndorj 
for life, taking for his wages 4d. a day of the issues of the said county 
by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 21. 

May 24. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause all the lands aliened 

\\ • tminstcr. in fee by William de Loghmaban as hereinafter recited to he taken 

into the king's hand and safe kept until Further older, answering at 

the exchequer for the issues thereoi c >rt ifying under his seal in ohancery 

how he has executed this command, and sending again this writ : as 

on 28 June in the 16th year of his reign the late king by Letters patent 

gave to the said William and his heirs lor hi- g I irvioe Certain 

lands in iilencogou, w Inch were of William le Blount knight late t he 1 

king's enemy and rebel and came to the late king's hands as in escheat, 



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1H74. Membrane 21 — cont. 

to hold by the Bervice of tlie fourth part of one knight's fee rendering 
at the exchequer of Michaelmas 4 marks a year, and further granted 
to the said William de Loghmaban and to his heirs the remainder 
of lands in the said town, then held in dower by Joan who was wife 
of John le Blount with reversion after her death to the king as an 
escheat by reason of the forfeiture of William le Blount, to hold with 
the other lands by the service aforesaid without making sale of those 
lands, waste or destruction of the woods, or dispossession of the men 
thereto pertaining, so that if William de Loghmaban or his heirs 
should make sale, waste, destruction or dispossession as aforesaid, 
it should be lawful for the said king and his heirs again to take all the 
premises into their hand without claim of the said grantee to the 
contrary or of his heirs or of any other ; and Randolph de Dacre has 
acknowledged before the king that he has acquired the premises of 
the said grantee in fee, as well those which were of William le Blount 
as those which the said Joan held in dower. 

May 28. To the proctors and ministers of John cardinal bishop of Sabina 
Westminster, and rector of Abburbury in the diocese of Lincoln. Notice that they 
may in their lord's name administer and freely dispose of the fruits, 
preventions and emoluments of the said church, notwithstanding the 
king's presentation of William de Redenesse his clerk thereto, which 
the king revokes, as lately by letters patent the king made that pre- 
sentation believing that the said cardinal was dead in the court of 
Rome and that thereby the church was void ; but the king has learned 
of a truth that he is there alive and well. 

Et erat patens. 

[Feeder a.] 

To J. bishop of Lincoln. Order to suffer the proctors and ministers 
of John cardinal bishop of Sabina and rector of Abburbury in their 
lord's name to adiminster and freely dispose of the fruits, preventions 
and emoluments of that church, the king's presentation to the same 
notwithstanding, and to revoke any act by him the said bishop done 
touching such presentation ; as latety etc. (as above). 

[Ibid.] 

June 2. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to assign 

Westminster, to Joan who was wife of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford and 
Essex tenant in chief dower of the manor of Astcote, sending the 
assignment to be enrolled upon the rolls of chancery ; as lately at 
her suit averring that on the day he espoused her and long after her 
said husband was seised of that manor in his demesne as of fee, and 
that he after demised the same to Gilbert Giffard knight for life with 
reversion to him the said earl and his heirs, and praying that dower 
should be assigned her of the same, being in the king's hand by the 
said Gilbert's death and by reason of the nonage of the said earl's 
heirs, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition ; and by 
inquisition by him taken at the king's command it is found that the 
said earl was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee for nine years after 
he espoused the said Joan, that after he demised the same as aforesaid, 
that the said Gilbert had no other estate therein, and that the said 
manor is worth 101. a year in all issues. 



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Membrane 21 — cont. 



June 6. To John ap Rees escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to cause 

minster. Joan daughter of John Solers to have seisin of her purpartv of the 

lands of Alice atte Chaumbre of Weston Underegge kept in the king's 

hand ; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by Philip de 
Lutteleye late escheator, that the said Alice at her death held in her 
demesne as of fee three messuages, 2\ virgates of land and 7 acres of 
meadow in Weston Underegge in chief by knight service, that Sibyl 
Pope one of her sisters, William de Acton son of Katherinc a second 
sister, Alice de Bentham, Margery de Bentham and Elizabeth de 
Bentham daughters of Agnes a third sister, and Joan daughter of 
John Solers son of Margery a fourth sister are her next heirs, and 
that the said Sibyl, William. Alice de Bentham. Margery and Elizabeth 
were then of full age. and the said Joan of the age of 6 years, on 4 July 
in the 37th year of his reign the king respited until the quinzaine of 
.Michaelmas then next the homages of those who were of age, and 
ordered the late escheator to take their fealties, to take of them 
security for payment of their reliefs at the exchequer, to make a 
partition of the premises into four equal parts in their presence and 
in presence of the said Joan's next friends, if being warned they would 
attend, and to cause them to have seisin of their respective purparties, 
namely the said Sibyl and William of two parts as two of the deceased's 
heirs, the said Alice de Bentham, Margery and Elizabeth of one part 
as one of her heirs, and to keep in the king's hand until further order 
one fourth part for the said Joan's purpartv ; and the said Joan has 
now proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken her 
homage and fealty. By p.s. 

June 10. To John ap Rees escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand and not to meddle further with the manor and 
advowson of Wynterbourne, delivering to Edmund de Bradeston 
any issues thereof taken since the death of Thomas son and heir of 
Robert de Bradeston ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that by the death of Thomas de Bradeston tenant in chief 
and by reason of the nonage of the said Thomas son of Robert de 
Bradeston son of Thomas de Bradeston, being cousin and heir of the 
said tenant in chief, who died within age and in the king's wardship, 
the said manor is come to the king's hands, that by fine levied in 
the king's court Robert Mordak parson of Wynterbourne and Robert 
Coyne parson of Somerford Mauduyt granted the said manor and 
advowson to the said Thomas de Bradeston and Agnes his wife and 
to the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder for lack of such issue 
to the said Robert de Bardeston {sic) and to the heirs male of his body, 
remainder for lack of such an heir to John de Bardeston (sic) and to 
the heirs male of his body, that as well the said Thomas de Bradeston 
and Agnes as the said Thomas son of Robert died without issue male, 
wherefore by form of that fine the premises ought to remain to the 
said Edmund being ><>n and heir of the said John de Bradeston, and 
that the same are held of others than the king : and by a transcript 
of the said fine, which the king caused to come before him in chancery, 
it is found thai the premises were entailed in the form aforesaid. 

June 13. To John de Broghtoo escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to take 

We in.iii-t.-r. the fealty of Thomas de Barecourl knight according to the form of ;i 

schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's hand ana meddle no further 






CALENhM: OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



L374. Membrane 21 — cont. 

with the manor of Little Lynford taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John Buttetourtj delivering up any issues thereof taken; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said John at Ins death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee. but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence 
held the said manor in chief jointly with Maud his wife whom the 
said Thomas has taken to wife. 

June lf>. Order to the sheriff of Hereford to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John de Monemouth, who is dead. 

June 15. To the collectors in the ports of Holkam, Welles, Blakeneye, 
Westminster. Wyveton, Claye, Salthous, Shiryngham and Croumere of the subsidy 
of 6d. in the pound. Order, upon petition of the fishers of those towns, 
not to compel them to pay such subsidy upon fish taken in the sea and 
not carried out of the realm, nor in anywise to trouble them concerning 
the same ; as their petition shews that the collectors are purposing 
to compel them to pay the said subsidy upon the fish so taken and there 
brought within the realm, praying for remedy ; and it was not nor 
is it the intent of the king or council that any such fishers be compelled 
so to do. 
[Feeder a. } 

June 15. To the justices of the Bench. Order by writ of nisi prius to 
Westminster, command an inquisition which remains to be taken before them 
between the king and Simon Lambourne clerk concerning the 
presentation to the precentorship of Exeter, now void and in the 
king's gift, to be taken before one of the justices of the said Bench 
or before the justices of assize appointed in Devon. 

June 20. To Adam atte More escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and 40 acres 
of land in Little Kemerych, delivering up any issues thereof taken 
since the death of Thomas Bridport ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but 
held the premises of others than the king. 

June 18. To John de Cavendissh and Thomas de Ingelby justices appointed 
Westminster, to hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to command 
an inquisition whereupon the prior of Christ Church Canterbury has 
put himself before the king concerning his alleged duty to repair the 
highway between Branketre and Halstede and to scour a ditch by the 
highway between Stistede and Coggeshale, to be taken before them 
the said justices or one of them or before one of the justices of assize 
appointed in that county (sic). 

May 10. To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to distrain 
Westminster. William son and heir of John Coke of Belton, otherwise called John 
del Bothe of Belton, to do his homage and fealty a second time, releasing 
any distress upon him made for that cause ; as he has done homage 
and fealty to the king for four messuages, eight tofts, one bovate 
15 acres of land, the moiety of one bovate and of 1 acre of land, 
and for two thirds of one toft in Belton and Epworth which he holds 



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1374. Membrane 21— coiit. 

in chief by knight service, and livery whereof the king has commanded 
to be given him by the escheator. By p.s. [30115.] 

Membrane 20. 

June 20. To Oliver Harnharo escheator in Wiltesir. Order to take of Ela 
Westminster, who was wife of Thomas son of Robert de Bradeston knight tenant in 

chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in 
presence of Richard Lescrope knight to whom the king has committed 
the wardship of her said husband's lands or of his attorney, if being 
warned he will attend, to assign her dower of those manors and lands 
which are in the king's hand by her husband's death and by reason of 
the nonage of Elizabeth his daughter and heir, sending the assignment 
to be enrolled in chancery. 

To John Hamburv escheator in Worcestershire. Order to assign 
dower to the said Ela, of whom the king has commanded an oath to 
be taken by Oliver Harnham [as above). 

The like to Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. 

The like to John ap Rees e'scheator in Gloucestershire. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause Ralph de Langeton 
Westminster, to have seisin of a messuage and one bovate of land and a half in 
Goldeburne held by Adam de Goldeburne outlawed for felony it is 
said ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, 
that the premises lime been in his hand a year and a day and are 
yet in his hand, that the said Adam held them of the said Ralph, 
and that William de Chorlegh late escheator had the year and a day 
and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king for the same. 

June 22. To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause all goods 
. and merchandise which by inquisition or otherwise he may be assured 
were taken out of three tarits of Catuloigne, Genoa (.J a una) and Naples 
at la live and brought within those counties to be arrested wherever 
found in his bailiwick in whose hands soever within liberties and 
without, the liberty of the Cinque Ports excepted, and at his peril bo 
be put in safe keeping as shall best be for the safety thereof until by 
advice of the council the king shall take order for delivery of the same ; 
the said tarits Laded with divers goods and merchandise were lately 
taken, arrested and brought to the parts of la Rye by the king's 
subjects, pretending that the said goods and merchandise were 
enemies' goods, whereof certain are taken out of the said tarits and 
removed by boats, barges and otherwise within the said counties 
and elsewhere, as the king has learned: and by advioe of the council 

the king's will is to make provision for the safety thereof until he 
shall be informed to whom the same ought in law to pertain. 

To Walter Leyeestre and .James Lyons the king's Serjeants at arms. 

Order to suffer the masters or owners (patronos) of three tarits ol 
Catelogne, Genoa and Naples without let to enter the same and to 
dis] n<l take order for the Bafety thereof; as by advice of the 

council the king has appointed the said eithoul delay to 

arrest and put in safe keeping all g Is and merchandise laded in the 

k1 tarits in whose hands soever the -bail be found on land 

or 



32 



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1374. Membrane 20 — conl. 

June 26. Order to t tie sheriff of Surrey to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Peter Semer of Gildeford. who is sick and aged. 

July 6. Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Thomas Hore, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Like order to the sheriff of Suffolk concerning Robert Gerveys. 

July 8. To the escheator in Essex for the time being. Order of the issues 

Westminster, of the manor of Farnham by Storteford to pay to John de Burgh 
knight the arrears of 40 marks of yearly rent since that manor with 
other lands of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford and Essex came 
to the king's hands by the earl's death and by reason of the nonage of 
his heirs, and henceforward to pay him that sum every year during 
his life, so long as the said manor shall be in the king's hand and under 
the escheator's keeping, taking the said John's acquittance ; as 
lately the king by letters patent pardoned him the trespass he com- 
mitted by acquiring of the said earl 40 marks of yearly rent issuing 
from the said manor, which is held in chief, and by taking that rent 
without obtaining the king's licence, and the king so far as in him 
la j 7 granted to the said John that he might take that rent for life, 
distraining in the said manor so often as the same shall be in arrear, 
without occasion or hindrance of the king or his heirs, their justices, 
escheators, sheriffs or other bailiffs or ministers whatsoever. 
Et erat patens. 

July 8. To John Foucher escheator in Derbyshire. Order to take of Cicely 

Westminster, who was wife of John Frecheville tenant in chief an oath that she will 

not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower of her 

said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, sending 

the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

June 26. To the abbot of Alnewyk. Strict order upon his allegiance and 
Westminster, under pain of forfeiture, forbidding him by colour of any command 
to him now or hereafter addressed by the abbot superior of the Pre- 
monstratensian order in France or by the abbot of Salseed in Scotland 
to subject himself, be intendant upon or in anywise obey the abbot 
of Salseed, his commissaries or any of their commands in their visitations 
of Alnewyk abbey, so behaving in that behalf that the king shall have 
no matter for wrath against him as a violator of the rights of his crown ; 
as the king has heard how that the said abbot superior has appointed the 
abbot of Salseed shortly to visit Alnewyk abbey in England, the abbot 
and canons thereof, and to do other things unwonted and unheard of ; 
and the king takes note that if this be suffered prejudice may arise 
to him and his crown, especially as no such things were in times past 
done or suffered to be done within his power or realm by the king's 
enemies or at their command, and it is thought probable that hereby 
the said abbey may be charged hereafter with grievous and unwonted 
impositions, and money may hereby be carried over from the realm 
to his enemies, which he will not and ought not to endure. 

To Henry lord de Percy warden of the march of Scotland. Order 
upon his allegiance, forbidding him to suffer the abbot of Salseed in 
Scotland or his commissaries to repair to Alnewyk abbey in order to 
make a visitation there, or to visit the same, or to attempt aught within 



48 KDWAIll) III. 33 



1374. Membrane 20 — conl. 

the realm that may tend to the prejudice of the king or crown : as 
the king has heard how that the abbot superior has appointed the 
abbot of Salseed shortly to visit the said abbey, the abbot and canons 
thereof and others of that order in England etc. (as above). 

Membrane 19. 

June 22. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order in name of the 
Westminster, king' sloulship to take a simple seisin of Wilton abbey, now void by 
the death of Sibyl Aucher abbess thereof, and not to meddle with that 
abbey the temporalities or possessions thereof by reason of this 
vacancy, but straightway to withdraw this time without taking aught 
to the king's use, suffering the prioress and nuns thereof to have the 
said abbey, temporalities and possessions with all property and goods 
thereto belonging according to the king's letters patent, and not 
troubling or grieving them in aught, but saving to the king the knights' 
fees, advowsons of churches, wards, reliefs, escheats which may fall 
in during this vacancy : as lately of his favour and affection towards 
the said nuns, and for 60/. by the said Sibyl paid in the hanaper of 
chancery, the king granted that so soon as the abbey should be void 
by the death, cession or resignation of the said abbess, the prioress 
and nuns should have the keeping thereof and of all temporalities 
and possessions thereof with all property and goods thereto belonging 
all the time of the first vacancy, so that the escheator or other bailiff 
or minister of the king whatsoever should not meddle with the same 
during that vacancy, saving the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, 
wards, reliefs and escheats which might then fall in. 

To John de Mattesford escheator in Devon and Cornwall. Like 
order not to meddle with the said abbey etc. 
The like to the following : 

Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. 

Adam atte More escheator in Somerset and Dorset. 

July 1. To William Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 

Westminster. Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant in the port of Sandewich, and to the 
mayor and bailiffs of that town, also to William Eyrmyn and John 
de Haytfeld the king's clerks. Order to deliver by indentures to 
John de Hedyngham, attorney of divers merchants of Genoa (Janua) 
of the king's friendship by them specially deputed in that behalf, 
to be brought safely to London with assent of the said merchants, all 
goods and merchandise of theirs now under arrest in that port in a 
tarit, Basil Lomelvn master, lately taken at sea and brought thither. 
Proviso that by colour of this command no enemies' goods be delivered 
up, but that such goods be safe kept to the king's use and the use of 
those to whom they pertain. 

July 8. To John ap Rees escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take the 

u . M i, i •t. fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of Gilbert Gyffard knight according 
to the form of a Behednle enclosed, and to deliver to tier the manor 
of la Kyngeshome by Gloucestre taken into the king's hand by her 
husband's death, and the issues thereof taken, but to remove the 

king's hand and meddle no further with divers other manors and 

lands held of others than the king, delivering to her anj issues thai 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken bj the escheator, 

i r :» 






CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1874. 



Membrane 1!) — covt. 



July 3. 
t minster. 



that the said Gilbert at his death held no lands in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but of her right and heritage held the 
said manor in chief by (he service of keeping the door of the king's 
pantry on his coronation day, and divers other manors and lands 
not held of the king ; and the king has respited her homage until 
Michaelmas next. 

To William Latymer keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, or to 
his representative in the forest of Ingelwode. Order, if Richard 
de Salkeld, John de Salkeld, Roger de Hornby, John de la Kechene, 
William Broun, John de Sutton and William Robynson, taken and 
imprisoned in Karliol prison for a trespass of vert and venison in the 
said forest for which they are indicted, shall find every of them twelve 
true men of the keeper's bailiwick who shall mainpern to have them 
before the justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in Cumberland at 
their next coming to those parts in order to stand to right concerning 
that trespass, to deliver them in bail to the said men, if replevisable 
according to the assize of the forest, bringing there the mainpernors' 
names and this writ. 

The like to the said keeper in favour of Thomas Bounes, John de 
Huton, Henry Daweson, Thomas Penryth and William Sharpparwe. 

July 8. To Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. Order to cause James de 

W< -tiiiiii-tcr. Barewe, son and heir of Maud Coleman tenant in chief, to have seisin 

of the lands of his said mother taken into the king's hand by her death ; 

as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken 

his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30177.] 

July fi. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause John de Hevenyngham 

Westminster, knight to have seisin of a toft and 20 acres of land in Little Totham 
held by John Pilcher outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have 
been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the 
said John Pilcher held them of the said knight, and that Roger de 
Wolfreston late escheator had the year and a day and the waste thereof, 
and ought to answer to the king for the same. 



Membrane 18. 

June 12. To all and singular the king's sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers 
v. i -t minster, and other lieges to whom etc. Order to suffer all the men who are 
tenants of the honour of Huntindon without let to use and enjoy all the 
liberties and quittances granted by king Henry III according to his 
letters patent, and as they ought and they and their ancestors tenants 
of that honour have ever hitherto been wont to use and enjoy the same 
since the grant aforesaid ; as the said king by letters patent granted to 
John then earl of Cestre and Huntingdon that he and his heirs should 
have all liberties which his predecessors the earls of Huntindon had in 
times of former kings, namely that he, his heirs and men being tenants 
of the said honour in whatsoever counties or bailiwicks should have 
their lands with sok and sak, ' thol ' and ' theam,' ' infangenethef ' and 
' utfangenethef,' in Avood and plain, ways and paths, meadows and 
feedings, waters, mills, ponds, fish ponds, fisheries and all other places 
and properties thereto pertaining free and quit of toll, pontage, passage, 



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1374. Membrane 18 — cont. 

pedage, paage, stallage and tallage, of shirrs and hundreds, suits of 
shires and hundreds, aids of sheriffs and Berjeants, of gelds, danegeld 
and hidage, of ' blodwite,' ' ferdwite ' and ' fichewite,' of murder and 
of moneys to murder pertaining, of forest waste, assart, ward (guardo) 
and regard, of works of castles, walls, ditches, parks, bi md 

causeways, and of every secular custom and demand and every servile 
work, that they should take dry [wood and| green (aiccum viride*) 
in their woods at will wherever they should he without view and Livery 
of the foresters, that their woods should be in their own keeping, and 
that the said earl and his heirs should have their hay of Gerdeley 
and their brushwood of Barthonand Dudyngton quit and tree to sell and 
give to whomsoever they would dealing therewith at their pleasure, 
and should have their venison and warren therein, warranting a way 
even'where in that honour to whomsoever they would. 

Et erat patens. 

[See Calendar of Charter Bolls, iii. p. 281.] 

June 18. To Richard de Foxton escheator in Warwickshire. Order to cause 
Westminster. William Prylly to have livery of the third part of the manor of 
Mancestre together with the issues thereof taken since (5 October in 
the 41st year of the' reign ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the 
king's command by John Bernard late escheator. that Guy de Mancestre 
knight at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne 
as of fee nor in service, but held the said manor by knight service of 
the countess of Pembroch ; that Margaret one of his daughters. 
Geoffrey de Brokushole son of Juliana a second daughter, both of full 
age, and the said William son of Lucy his third daughter, being within 
age and in the king's wardship, were his next heirs, and that a third 
part of the said manor was taken into the king's hand by reason of the 
lands of Peter Prjdly tenant in chief, which came to the king's hands 
by his death and by reason of the nonage of Hugh his son and heir, 
who died within age and in the king's wardship, and of the non 
of the said William brother and heir of the said Hugh, and is yet 
in the king's hand ; and on 6 October aforesaid the said William's 
age was proved, and the king took his homage and commanded livery 
to be given him of the lands which came to the king's hand. 



June 28. To William de la Vale escheator in Northumberland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with all the lands 
hereinafter mentioned in Schafthowe and .Middelton Biorell, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the escheator 
to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the lands of Robert de 
Aukeland vicar of licit lairne there were by William de Ergum late 
Cheator taken into the king's hand, and the description and s due 
thereof, and he certified that the said William delivered to him by 
indenture 100 acres of land and meadow in Shaft how e. averring that 
they were in the king's hand for that he found, by inquisition taken ot 
his Office, that the ira of John de Shafthowe founded a chantry 

in Shafthowe chapel, giving »<» the same the land and meadow afore- 
said, to find a chaplain celebrating divine tei ice tor ever tor the 
king's soul, the souls of his an- and <»f the ancestors ot the 

Shafthowee [dt lex Shafthowe*), and that the -aid chantry extended at 

♦ In tli.- Charter K<>U tiooum <i v< 






CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]37 \ Membrane 18 — cont. 

SO*, a year is long timo withdrawn ; also that 60 acres of land and 
meadow in Middelton Morell are in the king's hand for that the ancestors 
of the lord of Middelton Morell founded a chantry in the chapel of 
Middelton Morell. giving to the same the land and meadow aforesaid, 
to find a chaplain celebrating divine service for ever for the king's 
soul, the souls of his ancestors and of the said lord and his ancestors, 
and that this chantry extended at 20-9. a year is long time withdrawn ; 
and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 

July 3. To Adam atte More escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William Boneville a third part of the manor of Stapelton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Sibyl who was wife of Robert Seintclere, 
together with the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand 
and meddle no further with other lands held of others than the king, 
delivering to the said William the issues of these taken since her death ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
by fine levied in the king's court with his licence the said Sibyl at her 
death held that third part in chief for her life, with remainder to 
Richard Seintclere and Margaret his wife and to the heirs of their 
bodies, remainder for lack of such heirs to the said William and his 
heirs, and held divers other lands of others than the king likewise for 
life with remainder as aforesaid, and that the said Richard and Mar- 
garet are dead without an heir of their bodies, wherefore the premises 
ought by virtue of the said fine to remain to the said William and 
to his heirs ; and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. 



July 5. To all and singular the king's bailiffs and ministers within the realm 

Westminster, to whom etc. Order not to distrain the men of the manors of 
Modyngham and Wolwych, which are of the ancient demesne of the 
crown, for payment of toll upon their goods and property, contrary to 
the custom of the realm heretofore kept and approved that men of 
the ancient demesne of the crown are and ought to be quit of such 
payment throughout the realm, releasing any distress made for that 
cause. 
[Feeder a.] 

Jul}' 11. To the justices of the Bench. Order, if proceedings have been 
Westminster, taken before them as hereinafter rehearsed, to proceed further in a 
plea of dower brought by Margaret who was wife of William de 
Ferrariis of Groby knight against Henry de Ferrariis and Joan his 
wife, doing justice to the parties, certain allegations of the defendants 
notwithstanding ; as on the plaintiff's behalf it is shewn the king 
that she is suing against them for dower of a freehold in Lutterworth 
which was her husband's, that by reason of default made by the said 
Henry the said Joan craved to be admitted to defend her right therein, 
that being so admitted she vouched to warranty Henry son and heir 
of the said William, a minor whose lands are in the king's hand, craving 
that further proceedings should not be taken in that cause without 
advising the king, that the plaintiff thereto alleging that the said 
vouchee is the same person as the defendant Henry, who has already 
made default, craved judgment whether the said Joan ought without 
special cause to be admitted hereto, that thereupon the said Joan 
averred that the said William was seised of the said manor in his 



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1374. Membrane 18 — caul. 

demesne as of fee, that by writing he granted and demised the Bame 
to John bishop of Lincoln, Robert de U fiord late carl of Suffolk, Ralph 
Basset of Sapcote, John de Cavendissh, Edmund de Stebbyng clerk, 
Simon Pakeman, Richard de Leycestre, Robert de Bradenham, Alan 
de Sutton and Thomas de Warsop tor their lives, that the said carl 
died, that after the said bishop, Ralph, Edmund, Richard. Alan and 
Thomas by writing produced made a grant and quitclaim of all their 
estate therein to the said John de Cavendissh, Simon and Robert, 
that the said William for himself and his heirs made a quitclaim with 
warranty of the said manor, being in their seisin, to the said John, 
Simon and Robert, their heirs and assigns, that the said John de 
Cavendissh after released his right therein to the said Simon and Robert 
and to their heirs, that by a fine after levied in the king's court before 
the said justices the said Simon and Robert granted the said manor to 
the said Henry and Joan and to the heirs of their bodies, and that so 
as the assignee of the said Simon and Robert the said Joan has vouched 
the said Henry as son and heir of the said William, being a minor whose 
lands are in the king's hand, craving that no proceedings be taken in that 
cause without advising the king, shewing also that by colour thereof 
the said justices have deferred hitherto so to proceed and do yet defer, 
wherefore the plaintiff has prayed for remedy ; and it is the king's will 
that justice be not deferred for her. 

July 11. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of aid, directing him at his peril, 

Westminster, notwithstanding any liberties or ecclesiastical privileges, without 
delay to take and arrest all and singular as well men of religion as 
beneficed persons and stipendiaries whatsoever dwelling within the 
diocese and county of Lincoln, exempt and not exempt, who shall refuse 
to pay the portions falling upon them of the subsidy of 50,000J. lately 
granted to the king by the prelates and clergy of the realm in aid of the 
expenses he will have to bear for the safety of the realm, and who shall be 
rebellious herein to the bishop of Lincoln or his ministers and deputies, 
whose names the bishop shall denounce to him, with all speed con- 
pelling them by distraint, imprisonment and otherwise as he shall 
think best to pay the portions at which he shall by the bishop's 
certificate be assured that they are assessed, and aiding the said bishop, 
his ministers and deputies, in the levy of the said subsidy whenever 
by them or any of them required ; as the king has information that 
great number of men of religion and other beneficed persons and 
stipendiaries of that diocese duelling in that county, fearing not the 
bishop's censures but despising the keys of the church, have Openly 
refused and do refuse to pay the portions at which they are assessed, 
wherefore without the aid of the secular arm that Bubsidy may not be 
levied, and it is the king's will to lay to his hand and apply a remedy, 
in consideration that such rebellion tends not only to harm the liberty 
of the church but also to open contempt of tin; king's majesty. 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Leycestre. 

The sheriff of Roteland. 

The sheriff of Norhampton. 

The sheriif of Oxford. 

The sheriff of Bukingham and Bedford. 

The sheriff of Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Hertford. 






CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L874. Membrane 17. 

July 17. To Kii-lia id de Radeclif the younger escheator in Lancashire. Order 

taninater. to cause Thomas de Metham knight and Elizabeth his wife to have 
seisin of a rent of 20 marks a year taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Thomas de Stapelton tenant in chief; as on 6 December 
last t he king took the homage and fealty of the said Thomas de Metham, 
who took to wife Elizabeth sister and heir of Thomas Stapelton, by 
reason of issue between them begotten, and commanded livery to be 
given them of the lands of Thomas de Stapelton ; and it is found by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator at the king's command, that 
Edmund Laurence holds for life the manor of Esshton and three 
carueates of land in the towns of Assheton and Scotford in Lonesdale 
by demise of Nicholas de Stapelton knight grandfather of the said 
Thomas de Stapelton, rendering yearly to Thomas de Stapelton and 
his heirs 20 marks at Whitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, 
that Thomas de Stapelton died seised of that rent and of the reversion 
of the said manor and land, and that the same are held of others than 
the king. 

July 26. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in the county of Suthampton and in 

Westminster. Berkshire. Order to cause Miles son of James son of Richard de 
Wyndesore tenant in chief, cousin and heir of the said Richard, to 
have seisin of his said grandfather's lands taken into the king's hand 
bj T his death ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30194.] 

To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Middlesex. Like order, as 
Miles son of James son of Richard de Wyndesore has proved his age 
before Oliver de Harnham. By p.s. (the same writ), 

July 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon Roger de Elinrugge 
and John de Baldyngdon keepers of the priory of St. Frideswide 
Oxford or the canons thereof for levy of the three years' tenth lately 
granted by the clergy of England to the king's use by reason of the 
lands and possessions of the priory in the keeping of the said Roger 
and John so long as they shall have the keeping thereof, discharging 
and acquitting at the exchequer as well the said keepers as the sheriff 
of Oxford, and releasing any distress for that cause made upon the 
goods or chattels of the priory ; as the king has committed to the 
said Roger and John the keeping of the said priory and all lands and 
possessions thereto belonging to hold so long as the same shall remain 
in the king's hand, so that they shall answer to the king for the issues 
thereof arising so long as they shall have the keeping thereof. 

Membrane 16. 

July 3. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order by assent of the city of 

Westminster. Worcester to cause a coroner of that city to be elected instead of 
Simon Poche of Worcester, who is insufficiently qualified. 

July 17. To Geoffrey de Dersham steward of the honour of Rayleye. Order 

Westminster, to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a marsh 

called Rousande in Hadele co. Essex, if in the king's hand for the 

reason hereinafter rehearsed and for none other, delivering to Edward 

de Wodham any issues thereof taken ; as lately at his suit, averring 



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1374. Membrane 16 — cont. 

that he and all his ancestors nine out of mind were ever hereto! 
seised by right of inheritance of the said marsh, and that aevertheL 

the same is seized into the king's hand by reason of a gift to the king of 
certain lands in the town of lladele made by one Roger de Aatwyk, 
although at the time of the gift or at any other the said Roger nevei 
had au\ I Btate in the said marsh, as he has acknowledged in chancery, 
and praying restitution, the king by writ commanded the steward to 
make inquisition by true men of his bailiwick and to certify him 
touching the premises ; and by inquisition so taken it is found that 
at the time of his gift to the king by charter of feoffmenl the said Roger 
^ had nought in the .said marsh in the town of Haddele, nor at any former 
time had he or his ancestors any estate therein, but that the said 
Edward and all his ancestors were thereof seised time out of mind. 

Memorandum that this matter was shewed and declared to tic- 
king's Serjeants being in the chancery, to shew cause for the king 
wherefore the said marsh ought not to be delivered out of the king's 
hand, who could answer nought thereto; therefore the above writ 
was made. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order of the king's favour to restore 

Westminster, to Geoffrey Rokele clerk, unless he was a fugitive, his goods and 
chattels and his lands taken into the king's hand ; as Lately before 
John de Moubray and his fellows, justices appointed to deliver the 
gaol of Oxford castle, he was indicted for the alleged robbery of two 
horses, two saddles and 10s. of a servant of a certain scholar of Oxford 
in the fields of Torsmere in the month of July 1368, and was after 
by the said justices delivered as usual to John bishop of Lincoln 
the ordinary at his request according to the benefit of clergy, and 
has purged his innocence of that crime before the said ordinary, as 
the bishop has signified to the king. 

The like to Oliver de Hernham escheator in Oxfordshire. 

Aug. 5. To Th. bishop of Exeter. Order to sequestrate all fruits for this year 

Westminster, arising from the archdeaconry of Exeter, and to keep them safe under 
sequestration so that no man lay hands upon them until further order ; 
as lately when a plea was pending before the justices of the Bench 
between the king, the said bishop and cardinal Peter de Everuio, 
then incumbent of the said archdeaconry it is said, that the bishop 
should -utter the king to present to the said archdeaconry, it was 
determined that the king should recover the presentation thereto. 
wherefore the king in his own right collated Thomas Swaby clerk ; 
and after by his proctor the said cardinal petitioned the king to grant 
that he might by his proctor declare before those of the council learned 
in the law or elsewhere at the kings pleasure the title which he had 
in the said archdeaconry, and to cause justice to be done him. foras- 
much as that judgment was rendered by default without warning t<> 

him or In- proctor, they being without knowledge of tli.u prop 
protesting that he was willing to submit to the award of the kii 
court, and in consideration ot the premises the king caused tin- Baid 
Thomas to he summoned to he before him m ohanoery and to Bhew 
forth the king's right to presenl ; and it Beems not yel good to the 
king's court to proceed to judgment touching matt< forth and 

alleged on either Bide without much deliberation, and il bsjfche kit 
will that while the business i pending without debate the fruit- of 



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L87 I. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 



the said archdeaconry shall not be withdrawn or squandered, but 
shall be preserved wholly to the use of him to whom possession thereof 
shall be adjudged. 

Aug. 0. To Adam atte More escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver to 

nun-tor. John son and heir of Thomas de Keynes tenant in chief 80 acres of 
pasture in Cheliton taken into the king's hand by the death of John 
Burnell of Chilton and by reason of his nonage, together with the 
issues thereof taken since 13 January last, saving to the king the issues 
from John Burnell's death to the aforesaid date ; as on that day the 
age of the said John son of Thomas being proved the king took his 
homage and fealty and commanded livery to be given him of his said 
lather's lands ; and now it is found by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that John Burnell, who died on Thursday after St. James 
the Apostle in the 45th year of the reign, held the said pasture for 
life of the heritage of the said John son of Thomas, that by reason 
of his nonage William Cheyne late escheator seized the same into the 
king's hand, that he and Edmund Cheyne afterwards escheator took 
the issues and profits thereof, and that it is held of others than the 
king. 

April 8. To Simon Warde steward and keeper of the castle and lordship of 

Westminster. Okham co. Roteland. Order of the issues of the said castle and 
lordship to pay by indenture to John de Multon of Manton and John 
atte Hyde of Egelton from time to time when need be as well 10/. a 
year for repair of the houses, walls and buildings of the said castle' 
as the moneys which shall be laid out upon palings for 160 acres of 
the enclosure of Fliterys park, taking their acquittance for such pay- 
ments ; as by letters patent the king has appointed them jointly and 
severally to repair during pleasure the said houses etc. up to 10/. a 
year, and to cause the said paling to be made of the king's timber 
within the forest of Roteland of trees there growing by view and 
testimony of William Flore of Okham the king's controller there. 

Aug. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Wynchelse. Order to 
Westminster, them and every of them at their peril to restore to Francis Rigau, 
attorney of certain merchants of Cateloigne or subjects of the king of 
Aragon who are of the king's friendship, all and singular the goods 
and merchandise lately taken at sea in a ship of Seynt Maylorq' called 
' Seynt Antoyne Seynt Vyncent ' and in other ships or vessels of the 
said merchants, suffering them freely to take the same whither they 
will without payment of custom or subsidy to the king's use, provided 
the said goods be not exposed for sale by the said merchants. 



Membrane 15. 

Aug. 14. To the keeper, bailiff or farmer of the manor of Wykes co. Essex 
Westminster, for the time being. Order of the issues of that manor to pay to Robert 
filz Rauf the arrears since the death of Humphrey de Bohun earl of 
Hereford, Essex and Northampton and constable of England of 40 marks 
a year, and henceforward to pay him that sum every year during 
his life so long as the said manor shall be in the king's hand, taking 
his acquittance ; as lately in his life time the said earl gave by letters 
patent to the said Robert, then his yeoman, a yearly rent of 40 marks 



4* KDWARD III. 41 



1374. Membram L5 — con 1 . 

for life to be taken of the said manor at .Michaelmas and Easter by 
even portions, and on 14 May in the 47th year of Ins reign the king 
of his favour granted by Letters patent that although by the death 
the said earl, being a tenant in chief, and by reason of the nonage of 
his heirs the said manor is in the king's hand, in accordance with 
the said gift the said Robert by himself and his assigns should have 
and take during his life those 40 marks a year as aforesaid by I 
hands of the keepers, bailiffs or farmers thereof so long as the same 
shall be in the king's hand. 
El erat patens. 

Aug. 23. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of the city 
Westminster, of London. Order to suffer John Pyel or his deputies, by indenture 
to be from time to time duly made when the same shall there be 
cocketed, to levy and have 25s. of every sack of wool which shall 
henceforth be cocketed in the port of London to be taken to foreign 
parts, and of hides and woolfells in proportion, until he shall be fully 
contented of 10,000/., and further to deliver to him or them one part 
of the cocket seal there in the collectors' keeping, expressly forbidding 
any wool, hides or woolfells to be laded in that port or thence taken 
to any parts without [being sealed with] the part so delivered as well 
as with the part remaining in the collectors' hands ; as the king is 
bound to Richard Lyouns and John Pyel in 10,000/. to be taken of the 
customs and subsidies in the said port, namely of every sack of wool 
so cocketed 25s. and of hides and woolfells in proportion, as in his 
letters patent is contained. 
Et erat hoc breve tanium patens. 

The like to the following, for livery to the said Richard of the sums 
mentioned : 

The collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Kymgeston 

upon Hull, 5,000/. 
The collectors in the port of St. Botolph, 4,000/. 
The collectors in the port of Great Jernemuth, 1,000 marks. 
The collectors in the port of Gippewich, 500 marks. 

Membrane 14. 

Aug. 30. To Philip de Courtenaye admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the 
\\ ■ -tminstcr. Thames westward. Order, for particular causes now laid before the king 
and council, to deliver by indenture to John Aubrey and William 
Baret merchants of the city of London, or to Henry hlond and William 
Clerk of Dertemuth their attorneys, the sum of 232/. lis. Sd. by the 
said admiral or one of them (Sic) arrested by virtue of the kii 
command hereinafter rehearsed, to be brought as speedily as may l>e 
before the king and council at Westminster in order that the king 
may there by advice of the council take order what shall therewith l>e 
done; as on 8 February last order was by the council taken thai 
great number of ships of Portugal by the admiral lately arrested 
should be dearrested with the merchants, masters and seamen, the 

merchandise and other property therein found, and that the >.ud 
merchants, masters and seamen should be Buffered therewith to go 

their way; but for that the said John and William Baret, appearing 

in person before the council, after made oath that divi 
merchandise and goods of theirs to the \ahie aforesaid hi i' arrested 
and kept under arrest in Portugal, bhe king commanded the admiral 



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[374, Membrane 14 — cont. 

to take and keep in his hands under arrest 2321. lis. Sd. of the 
merchandise and property of the said merchants, masters and seamen 
found in the said ships until the said merchants of London should 
in Portugal be contented of that sum, or until other order should by 
the council be taken thereupon. 
Sept. 2(i. Et factum juit inde breve sicut alias. 

\\ Bstmioster. 

pt. 7. To the sheriffs of London. Order by testimony of certain credible 

\\ eetminster. persons to set free John Cokson from prison, if detained for the cause 
hereinafter mentioned and for none other ; as upon information that 
he took divers goods and merchandise out of three tarits of Genoa, 
Naples and Cateloigne, the king by writ lately ordered the sheriffs 
to take and imprison the said John until the king should take other 
order for his deliverance ; but the said persons have witnessed before 
the king and council that he was not present when the same were 
taken out of the said tarits. 



Sept. 8. To Thomas de Gretwell collector of the subsidy upon cloths for 

Westminster, sale in Lincolnshire, Roteland, Notynghamshire and Derbyshire. 
Order to arrest all cloths exposed for sale after the Gule of August 
which do not contain the measure hereinafter mentioned, in whose 
hands soever they shall be found, except those made by small men 
(mediocres), cloths of ' kereseye ' and ' worstede,' causing answer to be 
made for them at the exchequer according to the ordinance ; as in 
the parliament holden at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund 
the Martyr last it was ordered and agreed (among other things) that 
cloths made within the realm shall be of the measure following, namely 
striped cloths 28 ells in length measured by the list and five quarters 
in width, the cloth of colour 26 ells in length measured by the fold 
(dorsum) and six quarters at least in width, and half cloths whether 
striped or of colour of proportional length and like width, and that 
if after the said feast then next to come any cloth striped or of colour 
or any half cloth should be exposed for sale not containing such 
measure it should straightway be forfeit to the king in whose hands 
soever it should be found ; but it was not the intent of the king, lords 
or commons of the realm that cloths made -by men for their own 
use or for their household, or made by small men for sale shall be so 
forfeit. By C. 

The like to the following : 

Edmund Giffard collector of the said subsidy in Berkshire. 

Simon de Burgh collector of the said subsidy in Essex and 

Hertfordshire. 
Et erat patens. 
Robert Plummere of London collector of the said subsidy in the 

city and suburbs of London and in Middlesex. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to repair in person to the 
Westminster, town of Hamerton and there make inquisition touching the matter 
hereinafter rehearsed and all circumstances affecting the same and, 
if assured that the facts stated are true, to cause the horses and all 
good and chattels of Thomas Wyne chaplain and Robert Wyne to be 
seized into the king's hand and answer to be made to the king for 
the price of those horses and the true value of the said goods and 



Sept. 15. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 16. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



4s EDWARD III. 43 



1374. Membrane 14 — cont. 

chattels, arresting and imprisoning until further order all who shall 
be rebellious or contrary herein, certifying in chancery under his seal 
when he shall have executed this command, and Bending again this 
writ with the inquisition ; as the king is informed that the said Thomas 
and Robert being lately at Weston charged with certain felonies, 
and being for that cause fugitives, were by men of those parts pursued 
as far as Hamerton with hue and cry to take them that they should 
stand to right thereupon, till they came within the precinct of the church 
there, and the churchyard gate being not shut escaped through it 
with two horses and other their goods and chattels, and there kept 
themselves, acknowledging before the coroner that they committed 
certain felonies, and willing to enjoy the immunity of the church, 
and that certain ministers of the said church, scheming cunningly to 
deprive the king and crown of taking the forfeiture pertaining to 
the king in that behalf, hindered the bailiffs of that town from seizing 
the said horses, goods and chattels into the king's hand and answering 
to him for them, as by law ought to be done, averring that the same 
were offered to God and to the church there for that they so came 
within the precinct of the said church, in contempt of the king and to 
his manifest prejudice; and if that be so it is the king's will to apply 
a remedy. 

Oct. 6. To Peter de Brugge and Nicholas Bray. Order to cause all the 

Westminster, goods and chattels and stock of the priory of Andevere by them 
delivered to Thomas de Spigurnell now deceased, if existing, or if 
not the true price thereof, to be levied of the goods and chattels of 
the said deceased and delivered by indenture to the prior and house 
of Andevere, certifying in chancery under their seals what they shall 
do herein, and sending again this writ ; as lately the king appointed 
the said Peter and Nicholas to cause the goods and chattels and the 
stock pertaining to the said priory, which was in the king's hand by 
reason of the war with France, to be b}^ indentures between them and 
the said Thomas and the prior, containing the quantities thereof, 
delivered according to an appraisement to the said Thomas, to whom 
the king by letters patent committed the keeping of the said priory 
and of all lands and possessions thereto belonging, so that the said 
Thomas should answer for such goods and chattels to the said prior 
and to his house ; and the king is informed that after the livery of 
the said goods and chattels and stock great number of them are now 
eloigned and withdrawn, [praying for] restitution thereof to the 
prior. 

Membrane 13. 

Aug. 28. To brother Stephen Coulyng of the order of friars preachers. Si riol 
Westminster, order forbidding him at his peri] to presume by reason of a commis- 
sion to him addressed by the master general of that order openh, or 
secretly to grieve or trouble any friar of England by \ isital ion, punish- 
ment or otherwise, on the king's behalf certifying the -aid master 

as speedily as may he that if he or the said Stephen shall do audit 
further, or if hereafter a like commission shall by him or another on 
his behalf he sent to the realm or there delivered to grieve an] 
the king's liege subjects by colour of their executing any command 
of the king, the king will be so wroth with the said Stephen and with 
all friars of the order found in his realm that it shall he an example 



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1874, Membrane 13 — cont. 

for ever to all other alien friars who shall come thither hereafter ; 
as lately being informed of the mind of the council that, in order to 
spy out the king's counsel and the estate of the realm and to certify 
his enemies of the same, great number of aliens the king's enemies, 
pretending to be friars of the said order, were flocking to the house 
of those friars at Oxford there to abide under colour of studying in 
the university, the king gave strict command to the prior and 
convent of the order at Oxford to remove all such alien friars, 
not admitting them or any other alien friars to their house until 
they should be examined before the council and licence should 
be given to receive them ; and now the king is informed that the 
said master general, untruly averring and affirming that the king's 
command issued at the procurement of certain English friars and 
not otherwise, has at the instance and evil suggestion of the said alien 
friars caused a commission with fearful threatenings to be addressed 
and delivered to the said Stephen to visit, grievously punish and 
trouble the friars of the realm for that cause, in contempt of the king 
and to their hurt ; and the king's will is that his said command shall 
be fulfilled, and that those who contravene the same shall be duly 
punished. 

Oct. 24. To the constable or warden of Wyndesore castle for the time being. 

Westminster. Order of the profits to the said castle belonging to pay to the abbot 
and convent of Redyng the arrears since Michaelmas in the 46th year 
of the reign of 7s. 5d. a year, and henceforward to pay them and their 
successors that yearly sum, taking their acquittance ; as on 1 May in 
the 47th year of his reign in recompense for the 7s. 5d. a year rent service 
to them due for lands formerly of particular tenants of theirs which 
were included in the king's park beneath the said castle, the king by 
letters patent granted to the said abbot and convent and to their suc- 
cessors 7s. 5d. a year of the profits aforesaid from the aforesaid date, to 
be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions by the hands of the 
constable or warden of the castle or other the receiver of the said 
profits for the time being until provision should by the king be made 
for them and their successors of so much yearly rent elsewhere within 
the realm. 

Et erat patens. 

Membrane 12. 

Sept. 27. To the sheriffs of London. Order to set free John de Lukes servant 
Westminster, of Thomas Serland, if imprisoned for the cause hereinafter mentioned 
and for none other, although lately the king ordered the sheriffs to 
arrest and take him wherever found in their bailiwick, and when 
taken straightway to cause him to be brought before the king and 
council to answer touching certain things which should then be laid 
before him, and further to do and receive what the council should 
appoint concerning him ; as his said master, at whose suit he is taken 
and imprisoned, is consenting to his deliverance, as he has witnessed 
before the king. 

Oct. 3. To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order to cause the arrears 

Westminster, since 15 March in the 46th year of the reign of the wages and fees 

belonging to the office of janitor of York castle to be paid to Alexander 

de la Botellerie the king's Serjeant, and henceforward to pay him the 



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1374. 1/r mbrane \2—cont. 

same every year during the king's pleasure, taking his acquittance ; 

as on thai date the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the 
said Alexander during pleasure that office which Richard de Sutton 
had during his life by the king's grant, with the wages and fees then 
belonging. 

© © 

Et erat patens. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order of the issues of his 

Westminster, bailiwick to pay to Robert atte Wode the arrears since (i November 
in the 34th year of the reign of 4</. a day, and henceforward to pay 
him that daily sum every year for life, taking his acquittance ; as 
on that day the king of his favour by letters patent granted to the 
said Robert, for his good service and for that he was maimed in the 
king's service, 4d. a day for life to be taken as aforesaid by the hands 
of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 9. To Nicholas Seymour escheator in Xorhamptonshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with tin; manor 
of Helyden taken into the king's hand by the death of John son of 
Walter Baskervylle knight, delivering to Katherine his wife any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said John at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but by 
gift of Richard Spark chaplain held the said manor jointly with the 
said Katherine of others than the king. 

Oct. 21. To the keepers or farmers of the manor of Haveryng for the time 

Westminster, being. Order of the issues or farm thereof to pay to John Culvere 
2d. a day for life, taking his acquittance ; as on IS October last the 
king of his favour by letters patent granted to the said John the keeping 
of his park of YVrittele for life, taking for his wages 2d.dk da}- as aforesaid 
by the hands of the said keepers or farmers. 
Et erat patens. 



Membrane 11. 

Sept. 26. To John de Perton escheator in Salop. Order to take of Katherine 

Wt r. who was wife of John son of Walter Baskerville tenant in chief an 

oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death and by reason of the nonage of .John his son and heir, sending 
the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

To John ap Rees escheator in Herefordshire. Like order to assign 
dower to the said Katherine, of whom the king has commanded an 
oath to be taken by John de IViton ('/-• abo 

Oct. 8. To the bailiffs of the oity <»f Norwich for the time being. Order 

of the farm of that city to pay to Thomas de .Murricux the son knight 
the arrears since 6 Augusl in the 47th year of the reign of 100 mi 
a •. nd henceforward to pay him that yearly Bum tor his lif. 

Michaelmas and Eastei by even portions, taking bis ae<niittau 
on the afore aid date the' king of his favour by lettei paten! granted 



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1374. Membrane 11 — cont. 

to the said Thomas for his good service 100 marks a year to be taken 
aa aforesaid by the hands of the said bailiffs for his life or until the 
king should take other order for his estate. 
Et oral patens. 



Oct. 14. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland or to 

Westminster, his representative, the chancellor, treasurer and the barons of the 
exchequer of Ireland. Order, if lawfully assured that Hugh son of 
Edward le Despenser knight held jointly with Alice his wife, daughter 
of John son of Peter de Hothum knight tenant in chief, the castle, 
manors, mills,, borough, serjeanty and rent, the knights' fees, advowsons, 
liberties etc. hereinafter mentioned, and that they are in the king's 
hand for the cause stated and for none other, to restore and deliver 
the same to the said Alice with the issues thereof taken since 11 March 
last, on which day the said Hugh died, as is found by inquisition taken 
at the king's command by Nicholas Seymo[ur] escheator in 
Norhamptonshire ; as she has shewn the king that her said father 
was lately seised in his demesne as of fee of Kilkenny castle with the 
mills there, the borough of Rosbargan with the mills there, the manors 
of Dunfert and Kilderney, the serjeanty of Overk, 33/. 15s. 3d. of rent in 
Callan and the advowson of Callan, with other lands and knights' fees 
with their appurtenances in Overk, Obargan, Logheran, Killagh', 
Royfynan, Knottofre, the Newtown of Geripont, Killamery, Archeres- 
ton, Lysdony, Kilfetheran, Newtown Darley, Rathegulby, Kiltraven, 
Ramadouf aud Choleghaune, and the royalties there and other 
liberties, offices and divers profits to the said castle, towns, manors 
and serjeanty pertaining, which are held in chief, that by virtue of 
the king's licence he gave the premises with all other their appurten- 
ances, and the reversions of lands held in dower or otherwise for life 
or for a term of years, to Thomas de Ferrariis knight and Anne le 
Despenser his wife for their lives with remainder to the said Hugh 
and Alice (who were after wedded) and to the heirs of their bodies, 
that although by virtue of that gift the said Hugh and Alice were 
by due process in the king's court of Ireland seised of the premises 
after the death of the said Thomas and Anne, the same were taken 
into the king's hand by virtue of an ordinance made at Gildeford 
in the 42nd year of the reign, whereby every man having lordships, 
lands etc. in Ireland was ordered under pain of forfeiture thereof on 
or before Easter day in the 43rd year to come in person to Ireland, 
or send thither his quota of men, sufficient, there to abide upon the 
defence of Ireland, for that the said Hugh being on the king's service 
over sea and knowing nought thereof, who died in those parts, came 
not before the said feast nor sent men as aforesaid, that for that cause 
the premises remained in the king's hand until the said Hugh's death, 
and thereafter for that cause and by reason of his death, and are yet 
in the king's hand ; and now the said Alice has petitioned the king 
for restitution thereof and of the issues thereof taken since her said 
husband's death, and the king takes note that there is no fault in her, 
and that the said Hugh might not forfeit the premises beyond the term 
of his life, and it is his will to deal generously with her in consideration 
of the estate which the said Hugh had therein, and for that the said 
bcence and the charter of gift are enrolled upon the rolls of the chancery 
of England. Proviso that the said Alice shall by herself or by others 



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1374. 



Oct. 16. 

■ minster. 
Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 27. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — coil. 

perform and find her proportion of all charges due for the premises, 
as others in Ireland are bound to do. Dupplicaiur. 

Et factum est breve indc sicut alias. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to take into the king's hand a 
tenement with houses thereupon built in the parish of St. 15 ride 
Fletstret in the suburb of London situate between a tenement of the 
abbot of Faveresham and the churchyard of St. Bride, and to deliver 
the same to Thomas de Shardelowe. to whom the king by letters patent 
has given the premises by name of a messuage or tenement with the 
appurtenances in Briddeslane in the parish of St. Bride London ; 
as the king has by writ recovered the premises against the abbot of 
Teukesbury and Andrew de Gildeford, which were sometime of Peter 
de Leycestria, and which after the publication of the statute of mort- 
main the said Peter in his testament devised to the abbot and convent 
of Teukesbury and to their successors without the king's licence, as 
in the record and process thereupon had before the king in chancery 
is contained. 

To Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. Order to cause John son 
of Constant ine de Clyfton, cousin and heir of Adam de Clifton tenant 
in chief, to have seisin as well of the lands of his said grandfather as 
of those held in fee tail and in dower or otherwise for life of his heritage 
by Katherine who was wife of the said Constantine and by Margaret 
who was wife of Robert de Ufford late earl of Suffolk, and taken into 
the king's hand b} r their deaths ; as the said John has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30293.J 

To William de la Vale escheator in Yorkshire. Like order ; as the 
said John son of Constantine has proved his age before Roger 
Keterych. By p.s. (the same writ). 

The like to the following : 

John de Weston escheator in Xorffolk and Suffolk. 
Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. 

Nov. 14. To the keeper or farmer of the king's manor of Asshetesford co. 

tminster. Kent for the time being. Order of the issues of that manor to pay 

to Nicholas Curteys the arrears since 20 August last of the tins and 

liveries of the office of the ' haywardwyk ' thereof, and henceforward 

to pay him the same during his life, taking his acquittance; as on 

the date mentioned in consideration of his good service to the king's 

son Lionel duke of Clarence deceased, the king by letters patent granted 

that office to the said Nicholas for life, taking such fees and liveries 

William Yonge the last hayward {ni<s«>r) used to take, bo that he 

shall perform whatever pertains to the said office in person or by a 

deputy for whom he will answer. 

Et i mi j/'i/i n 

Nov. 21. To John de Weston e.M-heator ill Suffolk. Order to take of < ieotfreV 

u, ,,;.,,, ter. son and heir of Adam I lerard of Fakenham Espes security for payment 
,,l' his relief at the exchequer, and to cause him to have seisin of his 
■ id father's lands ; as the king has taken the Baid Geoffrey's hom 

and fealty. Bj p.s. [30321.] 

Vacated, becatw upon tin Fim RoU for this yar. 



w 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L874. 
Aug. 24. 



Membrane 10. 



To William Coteshale and Richard Forester keepers of the priory 
. of St. Frideswyde Oxford, which for particular causes is in the king's 
hand. Order to deliver to brother John de Wabyngford prior thereof 
for his abode a place near Oxford called ' Runseye chapele,' and of 
the issues of the priory so long as they shall be keepers thereof to 
pay him 6a. a week for his commons and the commons of a canon his 
fellow dwelling with him, 23s. 4d. a quarter for his raiment and the 
said canons. 12^/. a week for their servants' meat, and 5s. a quarter 
for their servants' wages, delivering to him hay, litter and provender 
for one horse for his riding ; as of his compassion for the said prior's 
estate the king has granted him to have that place for his dwelling 
and the dwelling of a canon with him and of their servants, and to 
take for his commons 4s. a week and for his raiment one mark a quarter, 
for the said canon's commons 2s. a week and for his raiment 10s. a 
quarter as other canons have in that house, and other the weekly and 
quarterly sums aforesaid. Dupplicatur. 

Oct. 18. Order to the sheriff of Worcester to cause a coroner to be elected 

•minster, instead of John Clare, who is abiding continually in Oxfordshire, 
wherefore he may not attend to the exercise of that office, as the 
king has learned. 

Sept. 29. To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order of the farm of 
Westminster, that city to pay to John de Surray, or to Alice Perriers guardian 
and the next friend (amico) of the said John who is within age it is said, 
100/. for the year now past, and henceforward 100/. every year during 
his life, taking of the said Alice acquittance for every payment so long 
as he is within age ; as on 12 February last of his favour the king by 
letters patent granted the said John that sum from Michaelmas then 
last, to be taken every year by the hands of the sheriffs at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 26. To the sheriff of Derby for the time being. Order of the issues of 

Westminster, that county to pay to the king's son John king of Castile and Leon and 
duke of Lancastre, the arrears for Easter and Michaelmas terms last 
of 20/. of yearly rent which he holds by the courtesy of England of 
the heritage of Rlanch daughter and heir of Henry late duke of 
Lancastre whom the said John lately took to wife, and henceforward 
to pay him the said rent, taking his acquittance ; as the king by 
charter gave to the said Henry, whom he made earl of Derby, and 
to his heirs, 20/. of rent to be taken every year at the said terms of 
the issues of the said county by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 
[Feeder a.] 

Nov. 10. To the king's customer and the bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 
Westminster. Order, upon the petition of Nicholas de Haukeswell and William de 
Deseburgh of Newcastle upon Tyne, first making indentures between 
the said customer and bailiffs and the said Nicholas and William 
containing the quantity and value thereof, by mainprise of Sampson 
Hard}' of Northumberland and John Woderoue of Yorkshire to suffer 
the said Nicholas and William by themselves or their servants in that 
port to lade ten lasts of hides in a certain ship and freely without let 



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1374. M'l/thraitc 10 — cunt. 

to take them thence by water to one of the porta of Lenne, Jernemuth 
or London, any command to the customer and bailiffs previously 

addressed to the contrary notwithstanding; as the petitioners have 
prayed licence so to do, and the said Sampson and .John, appearing 
in person in chancery, have mainperned for them that they shall not 
bring those hides nor cause the same to be brought to any other parte 
or places but to one of the aforesaid ports, and to answer to the king 
for the forfeiture thereof and for the customs, subsidies and all other 
things due for the same in case upon any emergency they shall without 
the king's licence be brought to any foreign parts or elsewhere. 

Oct. 16. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a verderer in the foresl of 

Westminster. Braden to be elected instead of John Russel, who is too sick and aged to 

labour in the forest at those things which pertain to the office of verderer. 

Nov. 17. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William Roodburgh, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Nov. 10. Order to the sheriff of Bedford to cause a coroner to be elect.. I 

Westminster, instead of William Mordaunt, who is too sick to exercise that office. 

Membrane <i. 

Nov. 10. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Sandwich. 

Westminster. Order to suffer John Whaplode to lade a certain tarit or other ships 
in that port, and freely without let to carry whither he will without 
a second payment of custom, subsidies or other duties the wools and 
woolfells which by letters of cocket of the collectors in the port of 
Qcestre they may be assured were there cocket ed and customed by 
virtue of the king's licence, and for which the custom, subsidy and 
other duties has been paid to the last mentioned collectors ; as on 
i) August last the king of his favour granted to the said John 
that he might lade in the port of Cicestre 300 sacks of wool or woolfells. 
reckoning always 240 woolfells by the lesser hundred lor one sack of 
wool, and might take them to foreign parte whither he would, provided 
always that before taking them out of that port he should pay down 
to the collectors of customs and subsidies therein such customs, 
BubBidies and duties as should lie paid at the staple of Calais if he 
should take the same thither: and the said .John has petitioned the 
king for licence to lade anew in the said tarit or other ships in the 
port of Sandwich, and without a second payment to take to foreign 
parte to make his advantage thereof, 95 sacks 15 -tone of the wool 
and woolfells aforesaid, after they have been laded and cocketed 

in the port of Cicestre and the custom and subsidy has there been 
fully paid. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Suthampton. 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 16 sacks 15 Btoi f wool 

or woolfells. 

Nov. 10. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of the city 
of London. Order to sutler 26 long cloths of colour of Simon cardinal 

of Canterbury bought and purveyed to Ins own use freely without 

let to be by hi> attorneys and proctor- in that port laded and Bent OT 

taken to him over sea without payment of custom or subsidy to the 

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CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 .; 7 | . Mi mbrane i> — cont. 

g'a use, any command etc. ; as the king would shew special favour 
to the said cardinal. 

X,i\ 22. To John de Perton escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 
w , Bti taster, adjacent. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further 
with a burgage in the town of Shrewsbury and the commotes of 
Deudour, Meghein Iscoid, Moghenant and Meghein Ughcoid in the 
said march taken into the king's hand by the death of John de 
Cherleton of Powys knight, delivering to Joan his wife any issues 
thereol taken ; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken 
by the escheat or. that by fine levied in the king's court with his licence 
the said John at his death held jointly with the said Joan, to them and 
the said John's heirs, one burgage in the said town in chief as in burgage, 
and the said commotes in chief b} r knight service ; and the king has 
commanded the said Joan's fealty to be taken by Richard de 
Arundell. 

Nov. 22. To John de Perton escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 
Westminster, adjacent. Order, in presence of Richard de Arundell to whom the 
king has committed the wardship of two thirds of the lands of John 
de Cherlton of Powys knight tenant in chief or of his attorney, if being 
warned he will attend, to assign dower of the said land to Joan who was 
wife of the said John, of whom the king has commanded an oath to be 
taken by the said Richard that she will not marry without the king's 
licence, and to send the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

Membrane 8. 

Oct. 24. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of Alexander archbishop of York, to view a record and process 
of the justices in eyre in Yorkshire and the rolls and memoranda of 
the exchequer, and if assured that the facts are as stated, to cause 
two money dies (cuneos monetales) for his change at York to be delivered 
to him without difficulty and delay ; as he ought to have and his 
predecessors used to have the same, and his petition shews that he 
ought to have, and his predecessors time out of mind used to have 
two dies for the said change, as may appear as well by the said record 
and process sent by the king to the exchequer as by the said rolls 
and memoranda. 
[Fcedera.] 

Xov. 9. Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Simon Clerk of Karlill, who is dead. 

Sept. 20. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of the city of 
Westminster. Cicestre. Order to deliver without delay to John de Hedyngham 
and Thomas de Barton or to their attorney one part of the king's 
cocket seal in that port which is in the collectors' keeping, expressly 
forbidding that any wool, hides or woolfells shall in that port be laded 
and taken thence to any parts unless [sealed] with that part as well 
as with the other part remaining in the collectors' hands, until the 
said John and Thomas shall be fully contented of a sum of 800Z. ; as 
by his letters patent the king is bound to them in 3,000Z. for particular 
causes by the long and council agreed, and has granted that the said 



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1374. Membrane 8 — cont. 

John and Thomas shall take 800/. thereof of the customs and subsidies 
in the said port, namely 2&S. of every sack of wool until that sum 
he folly paid, and the residue in other places in the said letters specified, 
according to tallies levied at the receipt of the exchequer ; and there- 
upon the king by writ commanded the collectors to deliver by indenture 
to the said John and Thomas or to their attorney 25«. of every sack 
of wool that shall there be laded until 800/. be fully paid ; and it is 
his wall so far as he may to hasten the payment thereof. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Suthampton. 
Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to payment of 400/. to the 
said John and Thomas. 

Oct. 28. To Simon de Burgh constable of Rochester castle. Order, upon 

Westminster, the petition of Boncorps and James Colas Lumbards, to view certain 
letters of cocket of the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port 
of Dovorre, and to dearrest and deliver to the said Boncorps and 
James without a second payment of custom or subsidy the 
wares in those letters contained, if arrested for the cause 
hereinafter mentioned and for none other ; as their petition shews 
that although in the said port they truly paid the customs and subsidies 
due for 250/. of divers wares by them brought thither from foreign 
parts in five cases, as appears by the said letters of cocket produced 
in chancery, the same are arrested in the city of Rochester for payment 
of the custom and subsidy as if they were not previously paid, praying 
for restitution. 

Nov. 6. To Nicholas Seymour escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Colyweston taken into the king's hand by the death of Hugh le 
Despenser knight, delivering to the said John [sic) and to Alice lite 
wife of the said Hugh any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by incpiisition. taken by the escheator, that the said Hugh at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held 
the said manor of the right and heritage of the said Alice of others 
than the king. 

To William de la Vale escheator in Yorkshire. I. ike order concerning 
divers lands which the said Hugh held for life of others than the 
king. 

MEMBR i \ ■/•: 7. 

Nov. L6. To .John de Broghton escheator in Cambridgeshire. Ordertotake 

the fealty of Isahel late the wifcof William de Quynton knighl according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's hand 
and meddle no further with the manor of Comhiirton taken into tic- 
king's hand by the said William's death, delivering to her any J88Ues 
thereof taken"; as the kin<_' has learned by inquisition, taken by I he 
escheator, that the said William at his death held no lands m that 
county in chief in demesne nor in service, hut by tine levied in the 
king's court with his licence held the said manor jointly with the 

id Isahel for their lives in chief by the service ol carrying one 
' gooshauk ' at the king's coronation. 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]374 Membrane 7 — cont. 

To Roger Keterych esoheator in Essex. Like order to remove the 
king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor and advowson 
of White Rothyng'; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the esoheator, that the said William held the premises jointly with the 
said [sabel in chief, and he has commanded her fealty to be taken 
by John de Broghton. 

Nov. 1(1. To the justices of the Bench. Order not to put Walter Petewardyne 

Westminster, baron nor suffer him to be put against his will upon any assizes, juries 

or recognitions contrary to the form of his tenure, nor in aught to 

trouble him for the same ; as the barons of England ought not and 

used not to be put thereupon contrary to the form of their tenure. 

1375. 
Jan. 20. John de Clynton baron has the like writ. 
Westminster. 

1374. 

Dec. 6. To John de Broughton esoheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to 

Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor 
and advowson of Wodesden taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Hugh de Courtenay knight, being son of Hugh son of Hugh de 
Courtenay earl of Devon yet living, delivering any issues thereof taken 
to Maud daughter of Thomas de Holand earl of Kent, late wife of 
the said Hugh ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that at his death the said Hugh held no lands in that county 
in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises 
in right of the said Maud of the gift of the said earl of Devon to the 
said Maud and to the heirs of her body by the said Hugh begotten, 
and that the same are held of others than the king. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire. Order to remove 
the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Sutton 
Courtenay taken into the king's hand by the death of Hugh son of 
Hugh de Courtenay knight, delivering to Maud late his wife any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that Hugh de Courtenay knight at his death held 
no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held 
the said manor in chief by knight service in right of the said Maud 
by gift and feoffment of Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon made 
with the king's licence to her and the heirs of her body by her 
said husband begotten, with reversion for lack of such issue to the 
said earl and his heirs, and that the said Hugh son of Hugh died 
without issue by her ; and the king has taken the fealty of the said 
Maud. 

Dec. 7. To William de la Vale escheator in Westmorland. Order to deliver 

Westminster, in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of William son of Ralph de 
Restwold tenant in chief the lands and rents following, in the king's 
hand by his death and by reason of his heir's nonage, which the king 
has assigned to her with the assent of Ralph de Restwold, to whom 
the king has committed the wardship of two thirds of the said William's 
lands until the lawful age of his heir, and of William Balymund 
attorney of the said Elizabeth, of whom the king by the said Ralph 
has taken an oath that she will not marry without his licence, namely 



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1374. Membrane 7 — cant. 

the moiety of one carucateoi land in Appelby extended at 10». a year, a 

piece of land called BLirkebergh at 20s., the moiety of the lordship of 
Heltonbaooun at 2().s., ten bovates of land in Little Stirkeland at l 

a year, 705. to be taken yearly during the Uvea of Richard Trotter, 
Cireda his wife and -John their son of the manor of Little Stirkeland 
which they held for their lives, and the said manor after their death, 
and 21s. 2^d. to be taken yearly of a nioietx of the hamlet of Tebay 

and Runthwayte which is parcel of the aforesaid two thirds. 

Membrane 6. 

Nov. 1G. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor called 
Newenton Belhous by Hethe taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Thomas Belhous knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator. that 
the said Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
as of the crown in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the 
said manor of others than the king. 

Nov. 20. To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with lands in Staynehurne, 
Hensyngham, Dundrawe, Whirig, Keldesik and Neuton taken into the 
king's hand by William de Ergum late escheator, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken ; as lately the king ordered the late escheator 
to certify in chancery the manner and cause wherefore lie took 
the premises into the king's hand, and the yearly value thereof, 
and he certified that he found by inquisition, before him taken 
of his office, that ancestors of the Deyncourtes (antecessores de Deyn- 
courtes) founded a chantry at the Lund by St. Bede, to which they 
gave divers lands in Staynburne and else where to find there one 
chaplain celebrating divine service for the souls of the king and his 
ancestors and the ancestors of the Deyncourtes {de les Deyncourtes), 
that the said chantry is long time withdrawn and no chaplain is there 
found, and that those lands are worth 10/. a year; and that he found 
by another inquisition, taken likewise of his office, that Gilbert de 
Dundragh knight gave certain lands in Dundragh, Whyrig, Keldsyk, 
and Neuton to find one chaplain celebrating divine service at 
Dundragh and Neuton, and that no chaplain is there found, and that 
for those causes he took the premises into the king's hand ; and the 
king reckons those causes insufficient. 

Nov. 28. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to take of Thomasia 

u. tminster. who was wife of Robert de Notyngham, tenant by knigb.1 service <»f 

the archbishopric of Canterbury now void and in the king's hand, an 

oath that she will not many without the king's licence, and in presence 

of William Tank to whom the king has committed the wardship 
thereof, or of his attorney if being warned he will attend to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands tak< n into the king's hand by 
hi- death, sending the assignment under seal to he enroll* d m chancer) . 

Nov. 30. 'I'-- William de la Vale escheator in Northumberland. Ordei to 

W< Mm i, ter. remove the king's hand, i i <l not to meddle further with two thirds 

of the town of Idyngton Beized into the king's hand as hereinafter 



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[374. Membrane 6 — cont. 

mentioned by name of certain particular lands and tenements in 
[dyngton, delivering to the abbot of Newminster any issues thereof 
taken : as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in 
chancery the cause wherefore the said abbot's lands in Idyngton 
were by William do Ergnm late escheator taken into the king's hand, 
their description and yearly value, and he certified that the late 
escheator by indenture delivered to him that nine years before Robert 
de Fenwyk by charter enfeoffed Alan Whiteheved and John son of 
Adam chaplains of two thirds of the said town worth 53s. 4c/. a year, 
and that the said abbot having obtained the king's licence took the 
issues and profits of those two thirds, which the late escheator seized 
into the king's hand under the name aforesaid ; and now the said 
abbot has petitioned the king for removal of his hand and livery of 
the premises and the issues thereof taken, as on 4 November in the 
38th year of his reign the king by letters patent gave licence in mortmain 
to Thomas de Kynton, William de Wardecopp, William de Arturet, 
Richard de Aukelond, Nicholas de Kellawe and to the said chaplains 
to give and assign to the said abbot and convent and to their successors 
two thirds of the said town and certain other lands, and to the abbot 
and convent to receive and hold the same, by virtue whereof the abbot 
and convent purchased the premises ; and the king reckons the cause 
of the said seizure insufficient. It is the king's will that the 
escheator be discharged of the same toward him. 

Dec. 13. To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to 

Westminster, desist altogether from making unlawful demands upon the merchants 
of Almain, demanding of them no custom or subsidy besides the 
customs and prises by them granted and heretofore usually paid, 
and not troubling or grieving them in aught contrary to their liberties 
and privileges, and order to make restitution of anything of them or 
any of them received for that cause ; as King Edward I by his charter, con- 
firmed by the king, for certain customs and prises by the said merchants 
freely granted to him and his heirs to be levied of their imports or exports 
of goods and merchandise, among other liberties and free customs 
granted them that no demand, prise, prest or other charge should be 
laid upon their persons, merchandise or goods over and above the 
customs and prises aforesaid ; and now by complaint of certain of 
the said merchants the king has learned that the said mayor and 
bailiffs are now newly demanding and extorting from them a custom 
or subsidy called ' brocage ' of their goods coming to that town, namely 
payment of 2d. the pound, unlawfully striving to compel them to pay 
the same over and above the ancient customs and prises aforesaid, 
wherefore they have prayed the king for remedy. 

Dec. 8. To Henry de Mordon. Order, upon the petition of Lewis Andreu 

Westminster, of Florence merchant, to restore and deliver to him by indenture 
all manner of cloths and other goods taken at sea in a tarit of ' Naples ' 
which he may lawfully prove to be his own ; as by advice of the council 
the king has commanded restitution to be made of the said tarit and 
the goods and merchandise taken therein. 

Dec. 14. To John Stanhope of Rampton escheator in Notynghamshire and 

Westminster. Derbyshire. Order to take the fealty of Robert son of Ralph Cromwell 

according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to cause the said 



4s EDWARD 111. 



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1374. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Robert and Agnes his wife to have seisin of the lands of John de 
Longevillers tenant in chief which came to the king's hands by his 
death and by reason of the nonage of Thomas his son and heir, who 
died within age and in the king's wardship, and arc yet in the king 
hand ; as the said Agnes, being sister and heir of the said Thorn 
proved her age before John Foucher late esoheator. 

To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Like order ; as the 
said Agnes proved her age before John Foucher, and the king lias 
caused the said Robert's fealty to be taken by John de Stanhope. 

Dec. 1. To William Coteshale, John Hardy and Edmund Giffard of Arnecote 

Westminster, keepers of the priory of St. Frideswide Oxford, which for particular 
causes is in the king's hand, and to every of them. Order to deliver 
to John de Walyngiord prior of St. Frideswide for his abode a place 
near Oxford called ' Bunse chapelle," and of the issues of the priory 
so long as they shall be keepers fhereof to pay him certain weekly and 
quarterly sums and the arrears thereof (if any) etc. ; as the king 
lately granted etc. (as above, p. 48). 

Membrane 5. 

Nov. 16. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Westminster. Order, if John Froille late escheator did not by virtue of the king's 
command deliver to Elizabeth who was wife of Thomas Devenissh 
tenant in chief dower of her said husband's lands, to take of her an 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence 
of John de Foxle knight and Stephen Hayme to whom the king has 
committed the wardship of two thirds thereof, or of their attorneys 
if being warned they will attend, to assign her dower of the said lands 
taken into the king's hand by her said husbands death, together 
with the issues of such dower since 24 August in the 47th year of tin- 
reign, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; 
as on that day the king ordered John Froille then escheator to take 
of her an oath and assign her dower as aforesaid ; and the said 
escheator died before dower was delivered to her, as the king has 
learned. 

Nov. 28. To Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk, John de Buttetourte, 
Westminster. John de Cavendissh. .John de Clynton, Thomas de Ingelby. Henry de 
Arderne, Simon Pakeman, Philip Purfay, John de Honyngton and 
Robert Burgiloun. Order not to meddle in aught affecting the keeping 
of the peace or the office of justice of oyer and terminer within the 
town of Co ventre by virtue of the king's late commission appointing them 
guardians of the peace and nine, eight etc of them justices of oyer 
and terminer in Warwickshire within liberties and without, and to do 
and fulfil certain other things in his letters patent contained : as by 
other letters patent the king has appointed John d<' Cavendissh, 
Richard de Stafford, Hugh de Segrave, Thomas de tngelbj . William de 
Catesby, Nicholas Michel, Si.no.. Licchefold {sic), .l<>hn Percy and 
Richard de Sheldon guardians of the peace and eight, sevenetc. of them 
justices of oyer and terminer in that town. 

Dec. 5. To John ap Reet escheator ... Herefordshire. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William brother and heir of Thomas l,ucv son and Inn of William Lucy 



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1374 Membrane 5 — cont. 

tenant by knight service of the heir of Roger dc Mortuo Mari 
earl ol March tenant in chief late a minor in the king's wardship, 
(seisin] of his said father's lands which came to the king's hand by 
his death and by reason of the nonage of the said Thomas, who died 
\\ it hin age and in the king's wardship, and are yet in the king's hand ; 
as the said William brother of Thomas has proved his age before the 
escheator, and the age of Edmund son and heir of the said earl being 
proved, the king lately took his homage, and commanded livery to 
be given him of the said earl's lands. 

Dee. 14. To John Stanhope of Rampton escheator in Notynghamshire. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Agnes sister and heir of Thomas son and heir of 
John de Longvillers knight tenant in chief, whom Robert son of Ralph 
Or um well has taken to wife, a messuage in Southleverton, one carucate 
of land in the said town of Leverton and Northcotom, 20 acres of 
meadow in Trentemerssh, 12 acres of meadow in Humburmedewe, 6s. 4e£. 
of rent there, and six *ottages with appurtenances in Leverton and 
Cotom taken into the king's hand by the death of the said John 
Longevilers and Thomas and by reason of her nonage ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by John Foucher late escheator, 
that John son of John de Longevilers knight at his death held no lands 
in that count}' in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but of the 
gift and feoffement of John de Longevilers his father held the premises 
of others than the king, with reversion for lack of issue to the said 
John the father and to his heirs, and that the said John the son died 
without issue, whereby the premises ought by the form of the gift 
to remain to the said Agnes, the said Thomas having died within 
age and in the king's wardship ; and on December 13 last her 
age was proved, and the king took the fealty of her said husband, 
and commanded livery to be given them of the lands of the said John 
the father. 

Membrane 4. 

Nov. 28. To Richard de Beaulieu. Order of the king's alms to deliver to 
Westminster. Adam Braynok chaplain 23 marks 10s. of the money of Scotland of his 
which the said Richard lately arrested for that the said Adam would 
have taken the same to Ireland without the king's licence. It is 
the king's will that the said Richard be thereof discharged toward 
him. By C. 

Nov. 28. To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order of the issues of the 
Westminster, county to pay to the king's yeoman Richard de Aldeford, one of his 
palfreymen, the arrears from 6 October in the 27th year of the reign 
as well of 2d. a day for his wages as of 10s. a year for his gown and 
4s. Sd. a year for his shoeing, and henceforward to pay him those sums 
yearly for life, taking his acquittance for every payment ; as on that 
day the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the said Richard 
for his good service the daily and yearly sums above mentioned for 
life, to be taken every year by the hand of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order of the issues of 
the county to pay to Thomas Fyftimyle the arrears since 20 December 



18 EDWARD HI. 



137 1. Membrane 4 — conl . 

in the 29th year of the reign of 2>i. a day. and henceforward to pay 
him the same for life, taking his acquittance for every payment ; aa 
on the date mentioned the king of his favour granted by letters patent 

to the said 'I nomas for his good service, and for that be was maimed 
in the king's service so that he may not help himself. 2>l. a day for 
life for his maintenance, to be taken by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

1375. 

Jan. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of la Rie. Order to cause all manner of 

Westminster, wool, cloth and other goods and merchandise of merchants tit" Genoa 
(Janua) taken out of their tarits which are or may be found in the 
town of la Rye to be restored and delivered to the said merchants 
or to the bearer Visolus de Janua their attorney by indenture containing 
the quantity thereof, suffering the said merchants or Visolus to lade 
the same in ships and freely without let to carry them whither they 
will without payment of custom or subsidy to the king's use. and 
when they shall have so done certifying in chancery all and singular 
the goods and merchandise delivered together with the said indenture ; 
as by advice of the council the king has taken order for full restitution 
of the wool, cloth and goods whatsoever taken out of the said tarits. 

1374 Membrane 3. 

Nov. 26. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William Tauk, to whom the king has committed the wardship of the 
lands which were of Robert de Notyngham, a messuage with garden 
adjacent and 58 acres of land at Sharstede and 33 acres of land and 
45 acres of wood in Peddyngge which are held by knight service of the 
archbishopric of Canterbury, now void and in the king's hand, saving 
to Thomasia who was wife of the said Robert her dower thereof, and 
to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with all other his lands 
held of the said archbishopric in ' gavelkynde ' or of other lords, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken since the said Robert's death ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Robert 
held the premises in Sharstede and Peddynge as above mentioned 
in his demesne as of fee, one toft with one dovecote, a grange, 2S(i.l 
acres of land and 1 acre of wood at Sharstede, and one messuage, 
one croft containing 4 acres of land, 179£ acres of land and pasture 
for 100 sheep at Neweland in Tenham likewise of the said archbishopric 
in ' gavelkynde,' and divers lands in that county of divers other lords, 
that Robert son of James son of the said Robert is his cousin and next 
heir in regard to the said lands held by knight service, and that the 
said Robert son of .James aged I years, and John aged 8 years, Robert 
aged 7 years and Thomas aged 5 years sons of the said Robert de 
Notyngham are his next liens m regard to the said lands held in 
'gavelkynde.' 

Dee. 11. To the sheriff of Oxford and Bel kes for the time being. Order of 

We.stiim.-i. i the issues of his hailiwick to pay to Roger Cheyne the arrears since 

1 1 .January m the 38th year of the reign of 1>)/. a year, and henceforward 
to pay him that sum every year for life, taking bis acquittance for 
every payment ; as on the date mentioned the king by letters patent 

granted to the said Rogei KM. a year to be taken at Baste) and 
Michaelmas bj even portions l>\ the bands of the sheriff during bia 



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L874. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 



life or until other order should be taken for his estate, also one gown 
a year of the suit of the esquires of the king's household in like manner 
as they should take their gowns of the king. 
Et > rat /)«/< n8. 



L875. 

.Ian. 1. 



To Adam de Hoghton, Roger de Pilkynton, William de Nessefeld, 
\\ estminster. Thomas de Sandford and John de Dent. Order not to proceed to take 
any indictments or processes or to do aught else concerning the office of 
justice, by virtue of the king's late letters patent appointing them 
the said Adam and Roger, John duke of Lancastre and Godfrey 
l'oljaumbe guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer 
in Lancashire, and of divers his later letters patent joining with them 
the said William, Thomas and John and Roger de Kirketon, nor at 
their peril to meddle therein, unless so it be that either the said duke, 
the said Godfrey or the said Roger de Kirketon be present ; as by 
his said letters the king appointed the said Adam, Roger de Pilkyngton, 
the said duke and Godfrey to hear and determine felonies, treasons, 
trespasses, conspiracies, oppressions, extortions, forgeries, champerties, 
forestallings, damages, grievances and excesses in that county whatso- 
ever, and to do and fulfil certain other things therein contained, after 
joining their said fellows for all purposes aforesaid, so that they, 
seven, six, five, four, three or two of them, of whom it is the king's 
will that the said duke, Godfrey or Roger de Kirketon should be one, 
should proceed to do and fulfil all and singular the premises. 



Jan. 12. To the sheriff of Leicester for the time being. Order of the issues 

Westminster, of the county to pay to Thomas de Thedyngworth the arrears since 
1 June in the 31st year of the reign of 3d. a day and 14s. Sd. a year, 
and henceforward to pay him those daily and yearly sums at 
Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, taking his acquittance ; 
as on the date mentioned the king of his favour granted to the said 
Thomas 3d. a day for life, 10s. a year for his gown and 4s. 8d. for his 
shoeing to be taken at the said terms by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 



1374 Membrane 2. 

Dec. 6. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 

Westminster, a recognisance for 1,000 marks to the king made on 13 June in the 
46th year of his reign by William de Elmham, William de Kerdeston 
and Ralph de Shelton knights to be cancelled upon the exchequer 
rolls, thereof discharging the said William, William and Ralph ; as 
the same is sent to the treasurer and the barons among the estreats of 
chancery, as the king is assured by inspection of the chancery rolls ; 
and that recognisance was made as security that the said Ralph, who 
was by the king's letters patent appointed one of the collectors in 
Xorffolk of the subsidy of 50,000Z. to be taken of the parishes of 
England lately granted to the king by the commons of the realm, 
should truly content the king of the subsidy falling upon that county, 
as it clearly appears to the council ; and by certificate of the said 
treasurer and barons now sent into chancery at the king's command 
it is found that the said Ralph and his fellows collectors of the said 
subsidy have accounted at the exchequer for the same and contented 
the king thereof ; and the king would not that the said William, 



48 EDWARD III 59 



1374. M* '" f >r<ine 2 — cont. 

William and Ralph or any of them or their heirs should by accident 
be impeached hereafter by colour of that recognisance. By C. 

Dee. 5. To Ralph de Braoebrigge, John do Tothill and Thomas de Wodhall. 

Westminster. Order that they and every of them shall deliver without delay to Bugh 

Kene clerk William de Calthorne and William Spynk of Sprotburgh 

the manor of Hathelsay and a messuage and five bovates of land 
in West hathelsay, a piece of land called Squallay and Ql. of rent 
appointed for a chantry there excepted, together with the issues 
thereof taken since the same were taken into the king's hand, and 
to John filz William knight and William de Calthorne other lands 
in Baildon co. York which were of Thomas de Stapelton tenant in 
chief, and by his death were at the king's command taken into the 
king's hand by William de Ergum late escheator, together with the 
issues thereof taken, meddling no further therewith, for it is the king's 
will that they and every of them be thereof discharged toward him ; 
as lately while a plea was pending before the king concerning the 
premises between the king and Joan who was wife of the said Thomas 
de Stapelton, Thomas de Metham and Elizabeth his wife sister and 
heir of the said Thomas de Stapelton. the said John filz William, 
William de Calthorne, Hugh Kene and William Spynk, the king by 
letters patent committed to the said Ralph, John de Tothill and 
Thomas de Wodhall the keeping of the premises with the issues thereof 
since they were taken into the king's hand and all things thereto 
belonging, to hold so long as the said plea should be pending without 
debate, so that they should answer for such issues and for all other- 
issues of the premises arising to the king or to others to whom it should 
be adjudged that the premises ought to pertain ; and now the said 
plea being fully debated before the king it is determined that the 
king's hand shall be removed, and that the said manor and the premises 
in Westhathelsay (with the exception aforesaid) shall with the mesne 
issues be delivered to the said Hugh, William de Calthorne and William 
Spynk, and the premises in Baildon with the mesne issues to the said 
John filz William and William de Calthorne, as appears by the record 
and process which for particular causes the king has caused to come 
before him in chancery. 

1375. 

Jan. 20. To the keepers of the passage in the port of la Pole, and to all who 

W( mint r. have authority to arrest ships in that port, or their representatives there. 
Order by mainprise of Master Henry Vevele ' masoun ' and .Ionian 
de Barton citizens of London to dearrest without delay a ship called 
the ' Margarele ' of Warham of 48 tuns burden and two high tombs 
of marble for the earl of Arundel] and Eleanor late his wife, one g] 
stone for the bishop of Winchester and divers other things therein, 
if by them arrested for the present expedition over sea and for no 
other cause, to be taken thence to the port of London, there unladed, 
and thence to sail on the king's Sen ice ; as the said citizens appearing 
in person in chancery have mainperned for .John Bwan master, Thomas 
Gome, William Dagenel, John Eerstone, Robert Baundre, William 

Saundre and .John Bayle yeomen of the said ship there an. -I'd t"i 

the said expedition it i- aid, which ship the -aid master .u\i\ yeomen 

an- lading with the goods aforesaid that they shall bring the same 

so laded to London with what Bpeed thej conveniently may, shall 



80 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L876. 



L374. 

Dee. 6. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

there unlade it. and shall be ready with the said ship when unladed 
to .^ail on the king's service as shall be appointed them. 



To William de la Vale escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove 
ster. the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and 4 acres 
of land in Langrigg taken into the king's hand by reason of a felony 
committed by Thomas son of Isabel deceased, if in the king's hand 
for that cause and for none other, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken since the death of the said Thomas for which answer is not yet 
made to the king ; as lately at the petition of John de Langrigg, 
son and heir of Maud who was wife of the said Thomas, averring that 
the premises were taken into the king's hand for that the said Thomas, 
being tenant thereof by the courtesy of England after the said Maud's 
death of the said John's heritage, committed a felony for which he 
was outlawed, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition 
by true men of his bailiwick and to certify in chancery what lands of 
the said John's heritage the said Thomas so held by the courtesy on 
the day that felony was committed, at what time he died, whether 
the said John was next heir of the said Maud, whether he was outlawed 
for the felony or no, of whom the premises are held, how and by what 
service, and all other the circumstances, and he certified that the said 
Thomas, father of the said John, on the day he committed the felony 
for which he was outlawed, held the premises of the said John's heritage 
by the courtesy of England after the said Maud's death, that he died 
on Michaelmas day in the 30th year of the reign, that the said John 
is next heir of the said Maud and of full age, and that the premises 
are held of others than the king. 

Dec. 4. To Roger Lascels late escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with two messuages in 
Ousegate and Conyngstrette in York, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as lately the king commanded the treasurer and the barons 
of the exchequer to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the same 
were taken into his hand by John Scotherskelf late escheator, and 
they certified that upon search of the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer it is found in a roll of account of the said John late escheator 
in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland that 
he took the said messuages into the king's hand for that he found by 
inquisition, before him taken of his office, that Thomas Dorant of 
York gave them to a certain chantry in the church of Holy Cross 
York, that they are held in chief in burgage of the city of York, and 
that the said chantry is withdrawn eighteen years past, and for that 
cause they are in the king's hand ; and on 27 October in the 6th year 
of his reign the king by letters patent granted licence to the said Thomas 
to give and assign the same to a chaplain to celebrate divine service 
in the said church for ever under a particular form. 



Jan. 20. Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Thomas Dabernoun, who is insufficiently qualified for the exercise 
of that office, as the king has learned. 

Jan. 24. To William de Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden 

Westminster, of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant, and to all and singular the 



48 EDWARD III 6] 



1374. Membrane 2 — cont. 

mayors, bailiffs and other the king's ministers within the liberty of 
the said ports. Order with all speed to cause delivery to be made 
to the merchants of Genoa or to their attorney in that behalf by 
indentures containing the description thereof and the measure and 
colours of cloth, if any there be, of all their goods and merchandise 
lately taken at sea by the king's subjects, brought within the said 
liberty, and now arrested there at the suit of the said merchants, 
in whose hands soever the same shall be, any arrest thereupon made 
at the suit of any man or the king's commands to the contrary not- 
withstanding, certifying in chancery the parties to such indentures 
when made. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane SOd* 

Indenture made between John atte Yat of the parish of Wyveles- 
combe co. Somerset and Richard Samoun of Schalyngford co. Berk 
witnessing that the said John has hereby given to the said Richard 
and his heirs all his estate in the manor of Southcote co. Berkes, which 
he holds for life with reversion to the said Richard and to his heirs, 
rendering to the said John for life at Wivelescombe 9 marks lid. 
yearly at Whitsuntide and Michaelmas by even portions, so that the 
said John shall make the said Richard an acquittance for payment of 
that rent at every term, power being reserved to distrain for arrears, 
and in case the rent shall be six weeks in arrear to enter again and 
hold the said manor, into whose hands soever it shall come, until 
recompense be made for rent and arrears and for all costs ; and for 
better security the said Richard shall be bound to the said John in 
40/. by a recognisance made before the mayor of the staple of 
Westminster to be paid at a certain dajr therein contained, the said 
John covenanting that such recognisance shall be suspended so long 
as the said rent be paid during his life at the terms aforesaid or within 
six weeks after, and even if the same be six weeks in arrear. provided 
that within a year the said Richard or someone on his behalf shall 
pay double the arrears, and that after his death the recognisance 
-hall be annulled. Witnesses: Henry Percehay, Walter Clopton, 
Richard Siddenham, Robert Cherleton, Richard Here. Dated 
2G January 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery 
at Westminster, 2G January. 

Writing of Hawise who was wife of John de Dighton in her widow- 
hood, being a quitclaim to .John Queldrik and John Vautorde citizens 
and fishmongers of London of all right in a messuage. 80 acres ol land. 
f> acres of meadow and 4s. 2'\<l. of rent in Coveham, Horsle, Okham 
and Walton co. Surrey, and in all other lands, rents and services 
in those tow ns w hatSOever whereof she was ever seised. Dated London, 
26 January 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 January. 

Writing of .John de Wyndesore the younger and Philip Gasqian, 
being a release to Roger de Berlaston of Cantebrigge of all actions 
by reason of a warranty by the said Roger made to them of a manor in 
Cotenham which was sometime of Robert del Isle knight. Witn 

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Adam Hobeldod, William Hanygfeld, James Payn. Dated Cantebrigge, 
11 January 47 Edward III. 
Mi morandum of acknowledgment, 20 January this year. 

Jan. 2(>. John Cockes parson of Compton Pauncefot to John Hamely knight 

Westminster, and Thomas his son. Recognisance for 216Z. 4s. Sd., to be levied, 
m default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in Somerset. 

Writing of Robert Maunser clerk and Matthew Rouhtisdale chaplain, 
being a quitclaim to John Mandyon of Hadelegh, Juliana his wife 
and John their son, and to the heirs and assigns of the said John 
Mandyon, of all the lands which, by virtue of a fine to them the said 
Robert and Matthew lately levied in the king's court by Thomas Wallere, 
the said John and Juliana hold for the life of Juliana with reversion 
to the said Robert and Matthew. Dated Hadlegh, Wednesday before 
the Purification 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February. 

Feb. 6. Richard de le Laund, John de Alkebarewe of Pyncebek and John de 

Westminster. Wyke to John Haliday citizen and skinner of London. Recognisance 
for 54/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in Lincolnshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The said Richard, John de Alkebarewe and John de Wyke to Simon 
de Radeclif citizen and skinner of London. Recognisance for 36/. 
to be levied etc. as above. 

The said Richard, John and John to John Holand citizen and skinner 
of London. Recognisance for 50 marks, to be levied etc. as above. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Walter Paunfeld of Cantebrigge ' goldsmyth,' being a 
quitclaim with warranty to John Quenburgh, his heirs and assigns, 
of all lands, rents and services, meadows, feedings and pastures in the 
towns of Fenditton, Hornyngeseye and Eye. Witnesses : William 
Cheyne knight, William Dengayn, Robert de Bassyngburne, Edmund 
Forster, John Morys. Dated 9 February 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 February. 

March 6. William de Kellesey to Thomas de Middelton clerk. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 121. 9,9. 9d., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order, upon the petition of Hugh de 
Westminster. Candelesby clerk official of the archdeacon of Ely, by mainprise of 
William Derby and Andrew Hervy of London to stay the exigents 
against him and the taking of his body, bringing this writ before the 
justices of the Bench at the day a writ de judicio against him at the 
suit of Maud de Beylham of Cantebrigge is returnable ; as his petition 
shews that the said Maud is impleading him before the said justices to 
render her 40s., that by the said writ he is put is exigents in that county 



48 EDWARD III. 63 



1371. Membram 30d—cont. 

to be outlawed for that he came not before them to answer her, and 
that he is ready to answer her and stand to right in all thing 

and the said William and Andrew have mainperned in chancery 
under a pain of 20/. to have him before the said Justices at the 

day named. 

March 10. William Gamboun the long's Berjeant is sent to the prior and eon- 
Westminster, vent of Haylyng, to take for life such maintenance thereof as John de 
Thornton deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [30037.1 

March 14. Alexander de la Boutillerie the king's Serjeant i> sent to the prior 
Westminster, and convent of Kirkeham. to take for life Buch maintenance thereo 

Walter Hoseye deceased had at the king's requ< By ]>.s. 1 30045.] 

April 4. Thomas de Illeford one of the king's sumpt rs is sent to the master 

Ki and brethren of the hospital of St. Mary Illeford, to take for life 

Langley. such maintenance thereof as Stephen Sirebeux deceased had at the 

late king's request. By p.s. ( ;}(M )7r>. J 

April 7. William Hardyng is sent to the prior and convent of Dunstaple, 

Westminster, to take for life such maintenance therein as John de Watford deceased 

had at the king's request. By p.s. [30080.] 

Memorandum of a mainprise by Walter Southous and William de 
Fryskney of London, made in chancery 28 January 48 Edward 111 
for Alan de Ditton clerk under a pain of 20/.. that he shall not depart 
to any foreign parts, nor send any thither without the king's special 
licence, nor do, attempt or procure aught that may tend to the 
prejudice of the king or crown or of the people or laws of the realm. 

Membrane 29d. 

Indenture made between i lame Eleanor who was w ife of Sir John de 
Norwic' of the one part and Sir John Avenell, Sir Baldwin Seint George 
knights and John Dunton of the other part, witnessing that whereas 
by deed of feoffment she has given to the said Sir John Avenell, 
Baldwin and John all her lands, rents and services in the counties of 
Cantebrigge, Huntyngdon, Bedford and Suffolk, it is upon condition 
that if she shall remain unmarried or shall marry with consent oi the 
said feoffees and by her own counsel .-he shall have the said lands to 
her and the heirs ol her I < dj by Sir John de Norwyc', with remainder 
for lack of such issue to her right heirs, hut il she shall he ravished, 

or shall marry without their assent and her own counsel, the said 
feoffees Bhall have and hold the same during her life w ithout gainsaying, 
saving always the inheritance to the heirs ol her bod} aforesaid, and 
for lack of such issue to her right heirs. 1 >at< d W\ mpel co. ( lantebrig 
Monday after the Purification 18 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum ol acknowl at l>\ the parties, l<> Februai 

Feb. 4. T<> the keepers of the passage in the ports of Dovorre, Maldon or 

Westminster. Great Jernemuth. < hrder to suffer brother Richard ( iosteseye, a monk 

Of Thetford, freely without let in one ol those poitfl to pass <>\ er sea 

* In the text Childernelangele. [n the warrant Stephen Sirel i rihed 

as jadya chart' 



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1374, Membrane 2!W — cont. 

taking 40a. tot his expenses and one letter of exchange for 100 marks, 
any command of the king to them addressed to the contrary 
not w ithstanding, provided he carry with him nought to the prejudice of 
the Uin<: or realm ; as he is about to journey thither with the king's 
licence. 

Writing of Robert Little citizen of London, being a surrender and 
quitclaim to John Ive clerk, John Wentebrigge, John Middelton, 
Peter \V\ sebech clerk and to the heirs of the said John Ive of all lands 
hereinafter mentioned which were held by Peter Tebaud ; reciting a 
fine levied before the justices of the Bench at Westminster three 
weeks after Michaelmas in the 47th year of the reign of a tenement 
called Douedales in the parish of Camberwell co. Surrey, by name of a 
messuage. 160 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 12 acres of wood and 
30s. of rent in Camberwell on that day held by Peter Tebaud of Sleford 
co. Lincoln for a term of six years, and 40 acres of pasture on that 
day held by William Walworth citizen of London for a term of four 
years by demise of the said Robert and Joan his Avife, between the 
said John Middelton, John Wentebrigge, John Ive and Peter Wisebech 
plaintiffs and the said Robert and Joan deforciants, the said deforciants 
thereby granting the premises to the said plaintiffs after the terms 
aforesaid ; the said Peter Tebaud having after surrendered and demised 
to the said Robert his estate therein. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 February. 

Feb. 18. Hugh de Westwyk clerk to Michael de Ravendale clerk. Recognis- 

Westminster. ance for 501., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Northumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Thomas Gynes, cousin and heir of John Geynes, granting 
with warranty to John Doget called Boterwick and Alice his wife and to 
the heirs and assigns of the said John Doget the reversion after the 
death of Alice who was wife of the said John Geynes of 1| rood of 
meadow in the towns of Westminster and Eye which she holds for 
life with reversion to him the said Thomas. Witnesses : Richard 
Rook the elder, Roger Subdury, William Brenge, Thomas atte 
Rythe, John Lorymer, John Lorchoun. Dated Westminster, 6 July 
47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 February this year. 

Writing of Richard de Gillyng, being a general release to Henry 
de Ingelby and Michael de Ravendale clerks, executors of David de 
Wollore clerk, of all actions real and personal. Dated London, 
16 February 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 February. 

Writing of William Archebaud, being a release to the king, of his 
good will made for that the king of his favour has taken other order 
for the said William's estate, of 10 marks a year to be taken at the 
exchequer at the usual terms so long as he should remain in 
the king's service in his household, and 101. a year after he 
should depart thence with the king's leave, which sum the king 
of his favour by letters patent formerly granted to the said William 



48 EDWARD TIT. 



1374. Membram 29d—cont. 

for life or until the order should be taken for his ; and 

covenant that, whereas by accident he has losl the said letters, if 
they he found they shall be cancelled, together with the enrolment 
thereof in chancery, to the end that he nor any other in his name may 
ever have profit or advantage thereby. Dated London, K> February 
48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 February. 

March 6. To W. archbishop of Canterbury. Older, for particular cau 
Westminster before the quinzane of Easter next at latest to certify in chancery 
under his seal what and how many benefices within the archbishop's 
diocese, as well archdeaconries and other dignities as parish churches, 
prebends and chapels, are in the hands of aliens, their descriptions, 
how they are severally called, the yearly value of every one of them 
not by tax or extent in the archbishop's registers but according to 
the true value thereof, the names of all and singular such alien incum- 
bents, and of all those whether native or alien of whatsoever estate or 
condition who in the name and by the authority of aliens hold, occupy 
or administer such benefices at farm, by proxy or otherwise, how 
long they have so done, and whether any of the said aliens are resident 
or no. By K. and C. 

[Foedera .] 
The like to the following : 

S. bishop of London and twelve other bishops. 
The guardian of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Ely and 
of the bishopric of Worcester during the vacancy of those 
sees. 
The chapter of St. Peter York in the dean's absence during the 

vacancy of the archiepiscopal a 
The archdeacon of Rvchemund. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 
benefices in his bailiwick ; omitting the words ' in the archbishop's 
registers.' By K. and < '. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane 28d. 

•Tan. 26. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John de Annas. 
Westminster. John Woderoue and William de Rothelaj o\ Yorkshire to b1 
altogether the taking of the bodies of William de Brumpton, Nich< 
de I. 'line. .Maud Barbour and Margaret Maudeservant Barbour by 
virtue of the king's late writ, and the further execution of the said 
w i it : as at the suit of Isabel wife of William Barebour, John Horsford 
■ ■I Watford and John .-on of William Barbour, averring that the 
William de Brumpton, Nicholas. Maud and Margaret grievoi 
threatened them the .said [Catherine {sic), John and John in life and 
limbs, the king by writ ordered the i to cause thi ndants 

to com- I them, and to compel them to find mainpen der 

a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon them for keeping the peace and 
for their good behaviour toward the said Isabel, John and John, 
that they should not cans,, nor procure hurt or harm to the -aid Isabel, 
John and John, and if they should refi commil <!"• said defendants 



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to safe custody in Neugate gaol until they would willingly so do, by 
virtue whereof the Bheriffs are purposing to take and imprison the 
defendants, as the king has learned, and thereupon the said defendants 
have petitioned the king for a stay, as they are ready to find such 
mainprise, and to stand to right in all things ; and the said John de 
Annas and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have main- 
perncd for the defendants and for every of them under a pain of 201. 
to be levied to the king's use if the said defendants shall cause or 
procure hurt or harm to the said Isabel, John Horsford and John son 
of William. 

Jan. 28. To John Chidyok the elder. Order by mainprise of Robert de 
Westminster. Wyndcsore prior of Merton and Richard de Mere clerk of Gloucester- 
shire to stay the taking of the body of Master Richard Haxston by 
virtue of the king's late command ; as upon information received that 
contrar3 r to the king's prohibition he departed to foreign parts, 
procured there many things to the prejudice of the king and realm, 
and brought them for execution within the realm, in contempt of the 
king, to the prejudice, hurt and disturbance of the people and contrary 
to the statutes and the ordinance provided in that behalf, the king 
by letters patent appointed the said John to arrest the said Richard 
Haxston by his body wherever found within liberties or without, 
and bring him before the king and council there to answer touching 
the premises ; but the said prior and clerk, appearing in person in 
chancery, have mainperned for him under a pain of 401. that he shall 
not without the king's special licence depart or send to foreign parts, 
nor do, attempt or procure aught which may tend to the prejudice 
of the king or crown, the people or laws of the realm. 
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Wiltesir. 

Charter of Eleanor who was wife of John Northwich knight, giving 
with warranty to John Avenel knight, Baldwin de Sancto Georgeo 
knight and John de Dunton, their heirs and assigns, all her lands 
which she has by inheritance after the death of Richard Fraunceys 
her father in the towns and fields of Wynepol, Orewelle, Harlton, 
Everesdon, Malkton, Whaddon, Crandon and Pappe worth cos. 
Cantcbrige and Huntyngdon and of Wrastelyngworthe co. Bedford, 
with the meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, hedges, ditches, ponds, 
hays, rents and services of free men and neifs, wards, marriages, 
escheats, commodities and reversions thereto belonging. Witnesses : 
John Dengayne knight, William de Pappeworthe, William Sergaunt, 
John Walter, Adam de Kent. Dated Wynepol, Sunday before the 
Conversion of St. Paul 47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 February this year. 

Feb. 10. Thomas de Sancto Albano late serjeant of London to Robert de 
Westminster. Gerlethorp clerk. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Feb. 17. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order by mainprise of Richard 

Westminster. Fraunceys of London. Nicholas de Hilderston of Norffolk and William 

de Lytlyngton of Cambridgeshire to stay the taking of the bodies of 

William Perham and John Castelford, bringing this writ before the 

justices of the Bench in the quinzaine of Easter ; as the king has 



48 EDWARD III. 87 



1374. Membrane 2Sd—con(. 

learned that William bishop of Winchester is impleading William 
Castelford clerk, the said William Perham and John before the said 
justices, for an alleged trespass, and that he has so far proceeded 
in that plea that by writ de judicio the king has ordered the Bheriff 
to take the said defendants' bodies wherever found in his bailiwick, 
so as to have them hefore the said justices on the day named to answer 
the bishop concerning that trespass, wherefore on behalf of the said 
William Perham and John petition is made to the king for a May, 
as they are ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; and 
the said Richard and the others, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 201. to have them before the said 
justices at that day to answer as aforesaid. 

Writing of Alice who was wife of William Langeleye of Rykemeres- 
worth, being a confirmation of the estate of William Xeuport 
citizen and fishmonger of London in the manor of Aruyngton CO. 
Cantebrigge of her right and heritage, which her said husband by 
charter lately gave to the said William Xeuport, his heirs and assigns, 
with houses, lands, hays, gardens, hedges, ditches, wards, marriages, 
fees, reliefs, heriots, escheats, homages, services, rents, suits of courts, 
fines, amercements, etc. ; and quitclaim with warranty to the said 
William Xeuport, his heirs and assigns, of the said manor with all 
appurtenances, rights and commodities as aforesaid. Dated Sunday after 
St. Matthias 48 Edward III. Witnesses : Walter Aldebury canon 
of the church of St. Paul London, William de Halden, William 
Naffreton, Walter Southous, John Boterwyk. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 February- 

Feb. 12. To the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon the petition of John Busard 
Westminster, clerk, by mainprise of John de Fynchingfeld clerk and John Charnev 
to stay until three weeks after Easter next the taking of his body by 
virtue of any command of the king so to do to the sheriff now or 
hereafter addressed by reason of the hospital of Maldon, bringing this 
writ in chancery on that day ; as his petition shews that he fears he 
may be taken and imprisoned without cause at the untrue suggestion 
of certain his enemies scheming to grieve him, praying the king to 
provide for his peace and security ; and the said John de Fynchingfeld 
and John Charney, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
under a pain of 20 marks to have him there before the king on the 
day named to stand to right and answer the king's subjects whatS08\ er, 
and that he shall not in the mean time depart to foreign puis to 
prosecute aught to the prejudice of the kiiiL r or crown. 

Membrane 27'/. 

Feb. 22. 'I'm the sheriffs <>f London. Order by mainprise of Sampson de 
Bresyngham "I Kent. John Lynger of Oxfordshire, Alexander rlalfide 

of I and John de Kent of Kent to stay the further publication 

of the exigents in the busting of London against William de < os} ngton 
knight ; as on his behalf the king has learned that John Joye citizen 
and draper of London is impleading him before the justices "i the 
Bench concerning an alleged debt oi 20/., and that he is put in exigents 

in the Baid busting to be outlawed for that he came not before the - ud 

justice - to answer the said John, being altogether without knowled 



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of that process, wherefore prayer is made on his behalf for a stay, as 
he is ready so to answer and to stand to right in all things ; and the 
said Sampson and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 201. to have his body before he said justices 
the day the writ of exigents is returnable. 

Feb. 24. Roger Lanvel ' hattere ' has the like writ concerning a debt of 

\v stminster. 46s. which Richard Russell of Driestoke is demanding of him, by 
mainprise of William de Thornton ' criour ' and John Frost of Middlesex 
under a pain of 10 marks. 

March 26. To the keepers of the passage in the port of London, Dovorre, 
Westminster. Sandewich or Jernemuth. Order to suffer John Babyngle clerk in one 
of those ports freely without let to pass over sea taking one letter of 
exchange, any command of the king to them previously addressed 
to the contrary notwithstanding ; as Reynold Hylyngton clerk, 
John Broune, William Pynchewell of Norffolk and John Louendale 
clerk of Kent, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
under a pain of 100Z. for the said John Babyngle, who with the king's 
licence is journeying over sea, that he shall not there prosecute or 
attempt aught which may tend to the prejudice of the king or crown 
or to impair the laws of the realm. 

Writing of Maud who was wife of Gilbert de Harpedene, giving 
with warranty during her life to Robert de Anesty and Elizabeth his 
wife 81. of yearly rent which they were bound to render her for 
life for the manor of Herdyngton co. Middlesex. Witnesses : John de 
Estburjr, John James of Walyngford, William Brouns, Richard atte 
Merke, John Bernes. Dated 20 April 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Maud who was wife of Gilbert de Harpedene, being a 
quitclaim with warranty during her life to Robert de Anesty and 
Elizabeth his wife and to their heirs of 81. of yearly rent wherein they 
were bound to her for a manor in Herdyngton co. Middlesex with 
the advowson. Witnesses (as the last). Dated 23 April 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 
24 April. 

Writing of William de Dethek, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Sir Richard Chestrefeld, Master Nicholas Chaddesden, Sir Richard 
Tyssinton and Sir Geoffrey de Chaddesden, their heirs and assigns, 
of all lands, rents, services and reversions which they had of the gift 
and feoffment of William de Wakebrugge, namely those which William 
de Wakebrugge had of the gift and feoffment of John de Dethek 
father of the said William de Dethek, and of those which Elizabeth 
relict of the said William de Wakebrugge holds for life with reversion 
to the said Richard, Nicholas, Richard and Geoffrey, except all the 
lands which were of John de Dethek in Marresey co. Notingham, 
the two mills of le Lee, one piece of land and meadow called Haliwellker 
in the fee of Matelok and a messuage, a cottage with curtilage, 12 
acres of land and four pieces of meadow called Giffardelond in 
Tannesley. Dated London, the feast of St. Mark 48 Edward III. 



48 EDWARD III. 



69 



1374. 



M> mbrane 27 d — c 



Writing of William de Detliek, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
William de Weston chaplain warden of the chantry of St. Nicholas 
and St. Katherine in the parish church of Cruche, and to his successors, 

of all land-, rents, services and reversions in Lee and elsewhere in 
Derbyshire which the said chaplain holds in right of the said chantry, 

and which were of John de Detliek father of the said William de Detliek. 
Dated (as the last). 

Mi niorandton of acknowledgment of the foregoing uriti 
25 April. 

Writing of George de Ellesworth, son and heir of John de Ellesworth, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to William de Castellacre and 
Elizabeth ins wife, the heirs and assigns of the said William, of all 
the lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, services, homages, wards 
reliefs, escheats etc. in the town of Herdewyk, Toft and Cumberton 
which they hold for the said Elizabeth's Life by gift and feoffment 
of John Fraunceys late parson of Pappeworth and John Croft of 
Overe with reversion to the said George and his heirs. Dated 
Herdewyk, Monday the feast of St. Philip and St. James 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May. 

May 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Gilbert de Haydok, 

Westminster. Matthew de Sotheworth, William de Hornby and Richard de Ealghton 
of Lancashire to staj^ altogether the further publication of the exigents 
against Henry de Walton in le Dale, administrator of the goods and 
chattels of William de Lostoke who died intestate it is said, and the 
taking of his body ; as lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the 
sheriffs to put the said Henry in exigents from busting to husting 
until outlawed if he should not appear, and if he should appear to take 
him and keep him in safe custody so as to have his body before the 
justices at Westminster on the morrow of St. Martin to answer William 
de Toucestre tailor and citizen of London concerning an alleged debt 
of 20Z. ; and the said Henry has prayed the king for a stay, as he is 
ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the said Gilbert 
and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
under a pain of 207. to have his body before the said justices at that 
day. 

Membrane 26d. 
March 11. To Pope Gregory. Letter of the king, acknowledging letters brought 
oater to him by the bishop of Bangor and other his ambassadors with 
Palace. a pr0 posal that a conference should be held by prudent men on either 
side at a place to be chosen by the king, for the purpose of agreeing with 
regard to certain business laid before the pope by the said ambassadors 
and contained in a schedule enclosed in his said letters, and promising 
to despatch his envoys when certified of the arrival of the pop 
envoys at Bruges or Calais, whichever the pope shall prefer, suspending 
meanwhile the causes now a in the king's court and Betting 

other conditions in the state the pope d aires until this instant feast 
of St. John Baptisl ; and requesting to be informed whioh place the 
pope will chose, when the pope's envoys will be there, and ol their 
quality, praying also thai the postponement of I l " 1 

begun in the court of Rome be < intinued during the pro onferei 

as shall be done in tho king's court, or I if oeed be, an 1 tint no 



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L374, Membrane 2(id — cont. 

proceeding by ecclesiastical censures be meanwhile taken against 

the king's subject^ especially persons of note ecclesiastical or even 

secular. By K. and the whole C. 
[Fad era.] 

Charter of Edmund de Mortimer earl of March and Ulster marshal 
of England, giving with warranty to Ralph de Beltisford clerk, John 
Duket and Thomas Heldhurst, their heirs and assigns, all lands, rents, etc. 
which the said earl has as well in lordships as in demesnes in 
Inchecuingne and le Youghull with knights' fees and the advowson 
of Youghull. Witnesses : William Caunton, William Forster, Michael 
Laules. Dated 6 February 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 March. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order, upon the 'petition of Peter 
Westminster. Duraunt, by mainprise of John Norwych ' goldsmyth,' John Bontyng 
' goldsmyth,' Hervey Rokhawe and Richard Robyn of London to 
stay the exigents against him and the taking of his body, bringing 
this writ before the king the day a writ de judicio against him at the 
suit of Henry Edward is returnable ; as his petition shews that the 
said Henry is impleading him before the king for an alleged trespass, 
that by the said writ he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed 
for that he came not before the king to answer thereupon, and that he 
is ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the said 
John Norwych and the others have mainperned in chancery under 
a pain of 20Z. to have him before the king at that day to answer as 
aforesaid. 

April 4. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order, upon the petition of Robert 

Westminster. Kymbell, by mainprise of Richard Sturgis, Thomas Stanes, John 
Salesbirs and John Dubble of Cambridgeshire to stay the exigents 
against him and the taking of his body, bringing this writ before the 
justices of the Bench ; as his petition shews that Clement Spice is 
impleading him before the said justices to render 201., that by writ 
de judicio he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that 
he came not before the said justices to answer concerning the premises, 
and that he is ready to answer and stand to right in all things ; and 
the said Richard and the others have mainperned in chancery under a 
pain of 20£. to have him before the said justices at the day the said 
writ de judicio is returnable. 



April 12. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order on sight of these presents to cause 
Westminster, proclamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any fisher 
or other of whatsoever estate or condition under pain of forfeiture 
before Michaelmas next to take any lampreys in the river Thames 
by nets or other engines whatsoever ; and order from time to time 
to certify the king of the names of any found so doing after the 
proclamation, that by advice of the council the king may take order 
for their punishment. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to the sheriffs of London and to the sheriff of Middlesex. 

[Ibid.] 



48 EDWARD III. 71 



1374. Membrane 26d — cont. 

April 14. Robert Poresle of Wotesdon to William Ponde of .Monks Risburgh. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of hi.s lands 
and chattels in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 15. Thomas de Ikworth of Suffolk to William de MiriVld clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

April 10. To the sheriff of Bukingham. Order, upon the petition of Robert 
Westminster, de Poresle, by mainprise of John de Cortenhale and William Ponde 
of Bukinghamshire to stay the exigents against him and the taking 
of his body, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; as his 
petition shews that John bishop of Lincoln is impleading him before 
the said justices to render account for the time that he was the bishop's 
bailiff and receiver in the hundred of Thame, that by writ de juditio 
he is put in exigents in that county for that he came not to 
answer before the said justices, and that he is ready to answer 
and stand to right in all things, praying a stay until the day the said 
writ is returnable ; and the said John de Cortenhale and William 
have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 20/. to have him before 
the said justices at that day to answer as aforesaid. 

Writing of Giles de Seint John knight, being a general release to 
Richard de Piriton clerk, his heirs, executors or assigns, of all actions, 
plaints or demands, real and personal, by reason of contract, debt, 
trespass, covenant or other matter whatsoever. Dated London, 
21 June 47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 April this year. 

Writing of Walter fitz Wauter lord of Wodeham, granting to John 
de Kyngesfold and his heirs a yearly rent of 100/. to be taken at 
.Midsummer, Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter by even portions of 
his manors of Burnham and Wodeham water co. Essex, with power 
to distrain for arrears to whose hands soever the same shall come ; 
and the said Walter delivers Id. to the said .John in name of 
seisin. Witnesses : JohnCharman, John Staunford, William Bay ward. 
Dated London, 20 April 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 April. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 100/. to be taken of the 
manors of Burnham and Wodehamwater CO. Essex granted by Walter 
fitz Wauter lord of Wodeham to John de Kyngesfold and his heirs, 
upon condition that the said Walter or some other in his name shall 
pay 200 marks to the said John or his attorney at Christmas next 
or within the (piin/.aine thereof in the cathedral church of St. Poul 
London, 100/. at .Michaelmas following or \\ ithin the quinzaine thereof, 
100/. at Easter following, 1«)<)/. at .Michaelmas following, and 100J. 
at Easter following. Dated London, 21 April 48 Edward 111. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 April. 

April 2G. Robert Eaulay knight to Richard de Raveneser arohdeaoon of 

Westminster. Lincoln and John de Raveneser olerk. ReCOgniflanoe tor loo marks 



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i;>71. Membrane 26d — cont. 

payable by instalments : fco be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Lincolnshire. 
incelled on payment. 

Nicholas Gonewardesby of Colworthe to Thomas Laurence of Little 
Compton in Hennemerssh and John Bygenet of Wytteneye. Recog- 
nisance for 15/., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. 

Membrane 25d. 

Writing of Richard de Chestrefeld clerk, Master Nicholas de 
Chaddesden clerk, Richard de Tyssington clerk and Geoffrey de 
Chaddesden rector of Long Watton, being a quitclaim to William 
de Dethek and his heirs of the two mills of le Leghe, one piece of land 
and meadow called the Halewelker, and a messuage, a cottage with 
curtilage, 12 acres of land and four pieces of meadow in Tannesleye 
called the Giffardland, which they had by gift and feoffment of William 
de Wakeburg. Dated Dethek, Friday in Easter week 47 Edward III. 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 
Sheen 
manor. 



Writing of Richard de Chestrefeld clerk, Master Nicholas de 
Chaddesden clerk, Richard de Tissington clerk and Geoffrey de 
Chaddesden rector of Long Watton, being a quitclaim to William 
de Dethek and his heirs of all lands etc. in Mathersay co. Notyngham 
which they had by gift and feoffment of William de Wakeburg. Dated 
(as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings by the 
said Nicholas and Richard (sic), 25 April this year. 

John atte Hille of Canieryngham to the abbot of Barlynges, John de 
Wy thorn wyk and William de Kellesey. Recognisance for 100s., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Lincolnshire. 

William de Ake of Whiteby is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Whiteby to have such maintenance in that abbey for life as Philip 
Lychet deceased had at the late king's command. By p.s. [30084.] 



April 28. John de Meryet knight to John de Toudeby. Recognisance for 
Westminster. 200 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon con- 
dition that John de Meriet knight or some other in his name shall pay 
to John Toudeby knight or to his attorneys in Westminster Hall 
50 marks within one month of Martinmas next or on the last day of 
that month, and 50 marks within one month of Easter following 
or on the last day of that month, the said John Toudeby or his 
attorneys or executors making letters of acquittance to witness 
either payment, and acknowledgment of the same in chancery before 
the chancellor or his representative. Dated Westminster, 29 April 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 29 April. 



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1374. 



Membrane 2od — cont. 



April 28. To the executors of William de Chiltenham. Order to send into 
. chancery under their seals all records, processes, presentments, indict- 
ments and memoranda in their keeping which were of the said William 
what time he was one of the justices for preserving the peace and of 
oyer and terminer in Worcestershire, namely such as were determined 
by themselves and such as arc not yet determined by themselves, 
also this writ, that after viewing the same the king may do further 
what ought by law to be done therein. 

The like to the executors of William de Bello Campo late one of 
the justices in that county. 

May 4. Bernard Brocas knight to Beatrice who was wife of Thomas Breouse 

Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 400/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Suthampton. 



William Bures to Master William Byde clerk. 
20 marks to be levied etc. in Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Recognisance for 



Writing of Robert de Hagham, son and heir of Sir Robert de Hagham 
knight, granting with warranty to Sir Thomas de Thorp parson of 
Tyd, Richard de Welby of Multon, Sir Robert Warde of Holbech 
chaplain, Robert White of Holbech the elder and Thomas his brother, 
their heirs and assigns, the remainder after the death of Dame Eleanor 
wife of Thomas de Dry by, mother of the said Robert de Hagham, of 
all lands, rents and services in Sutton by Markeby, Hagham and 
Tathewell which the said Thomas de Dryby and Dame Eleanor now- 
bold for her life of the said Robert's heritage with reversion to him 
and his heirs. Witnesses : John de Haghe, Thomas Clavmond, Thomas 
de Haghe, Roger de Welby, John Balbo. Dated Westminster, 4 May 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 May. 

Charter of William Wantyng. giving with warranty to John Fourneus 
and Alice sister of the said William and to the heirs of their bodies 
all his lands at le Naldre in the parishes of Stoke and Worplesdon 
with meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, moors, marshes, fisheries, 
reed beds, waters, paths, ways etc. which fell to him by inheritance 
after the death of William Wantyng his father, with reversion for 
lack of such issue to him the grantor and to his heirs. Witnesses : 
Robert Loxlee, William Guldeford, Richard Stoughton, Robert 
' Shisenhale, William Le Frensshe, Simon atte Churche, Robert Bromersh. 
Dated Guldeford, Monday the eve of AH Hallows 47 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 May this year. 

.May 8. William de Brundale of Nbrffolk to .John de Boys of Lincolnshire 

and -John de Bradstrete clerk of Suffolk. Recognisance for 100/., 
to be Levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

Norffolk. 

.John de Meriet knight. Walter de Clopton, John Mautravers and 
Ih my Molyna to Richard Cheddesley. Joint and several recogni i one 
for 50/., to be Levied etc. in Somei i t. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 



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1374, Membrane 25d — cont. 

The said John de Meriet knight to Walter de Clopton, John Mautravers 



and Henry Molyns. 



Recognisance for 601. 



to be levied etc. (as above). 



Writing of Maud atte Lye, cousin and heir of John de Warfeld, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to William Pecche and Agnes his 
wife, their heirs and assigns, of two messuages in the parish of St. 
Clement Danes without New Temple bar London. Witnesses : Andrew 
Tettesworth, William Louell, John Lankastresshire, Robert Craven, 
John de Shelton, John Freynche, Walter Barbour. Dated West- 
minster, Monday after Ascension day 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May. 

May 16. Ellen de Bertram, daughter of Robert de Bertram knight, to Richard 

Westminster, de Stanhope. Recognisance for 260 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of her lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

May 6. To Th. bishop of Ely. Order to grant Thomas de Maddyngle the 

Westminster, king's clerk such a yearly pension as shall befit the giver and should 
bind the receiver to him, making him letters patent thereupon under 
seal, and writing again by the bearer what he will do ; as by reason 
of his new creation the bishop is bound in such a pension to one of 
the king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision be by the 
bishop made him of a benefice, and the king is sending the said 
Thomas, whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30107.] 

Membrane 24d. 

Charter of Guy de Bryene, giving to Master John de Carreu portioner 
of the church of Bedyngton, William Tauk, Thomas de Houton, 
John Oliver of Croydon the younger and David de Carreu, their heirs 
and assigns, 10 marks of yearly rent in Karsalton co. Surrey with the 
whole service of Nicholas de Carreu and his heirs whereby the said 
Nicholas holds of the said Guy the manor of Karsalton. Witnesses : 
Peter atte Wode, William Neudegate, Thomas de Kynardesle, 
Thomas de Berwe, John de Walyngton. Dated Karsalton, 7 May 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May. 

May 9. Henry Percehay to Guy de Briene knight. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 1.000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Devon. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Indenture made between Sir Guy de Briene knight and Henry 
Percehay, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon con- 
dition that the said Henry or some other for him shall pay to Sir Guy or 
his executors or attorney 300 marks at Midsummer next or sooner, 
120 marks at the quinzaine of Michaelmas following, and 120 marks 
at the quinzaine of St. Hilary following. Dated 9 May 48 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 10 May. 



48 EDWAIM) 111. 



1374. Membrane 24fZ — cant. 

May B. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order by mainprise of Richard 

Westminster. Derlaston and Adam Bretoun of Staffordshire William de Roudon 
clerk and Richard Rynglond the younger of Norhamptonshire to 
free William Glaser of Norhampton from the king's prison there, 
bringing this writ before the justices at Westminster ; as on his behalf 
it is shewn the king that lately by writ the king commanded the sheriff 
to attach the said William so as to have him before the said justii 
in the octaves of Trinity next to answer as well the king as Eleanor 
Belgrave of Norhampton for that, being lately their retained in her 
service, without reasonable cause and without her licence he withdrew 
from that service before the term agreed contrary to the ordinance, 
that by virtue of the said command the sheriff has taken him and 
is keeping him in the said prison, and that he is ready to answer 
the said Eleanor and stand to right in all things ; and the said Richard, 
Adam, William and Richard, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have him before the said justices 
at the day named. 

Vacated, because given up with seal unbroken (in cera) and nothing 
done thereupon. 

Charter of Hugh de Waltham citizen and capper of London, giving 
with warranty to Roger Leget of Holbourne and Emma his wife for 
their lives, with remainder to John Doget of Boterwyk citizen of 
London and to his heirs, a messuage and ten shops with appurtenances 
in the parish of St. Andrew Holbourne without Old Temple bar called 
Pateniosterrent. Witnesses : Nicholas de Exton, William atte Marche, 
William Knot, Stephen Child, Andrew Tetlesworth, William Louell, 
Richard Cook. Dated Holbourne, 6 May 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 May. 

May 13. John de Folkyngham parson of Blakeaueton to Robert de Muskham 

Westminster, clerk and John de Garton of Kent. Recognisance for 100/., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecelesiastieal 
goods in Devon. 

May 12. To John Godfrey master of the barge of Bristol. Order under pain 

Westminster, of forfeiture to leave all else and ceasing every excuse to be in 

person before the council at Westminster with all speed he may in 

order to give information touching those things which shall then and 

there be laid before him on the king's behalf, bringing this win. 

[Feeder a.] 

The like to Thomas Mersey master of a ship called 'la Edmond' 
of Herwich, and sixteen other shipmasters, and to Robert Lathe of 
Lenne. 

[/bid.] 

Charter of Thomas son and heir of Thomas de Blaston, giving with 

warrant} to Sir Richard Le Scrope knight, Sir Ralph Peek warden of 
Nbwsele chapel and Sir Thomas de Schepesheved rector of Adloxton, 

their heirs and assigns, his manor of Bias ton, with 2 acres of land in 
the fields of llalonghton. 2a. of hni in Haliok, and all commodities 
and reversions to the Baid manor belonging. Witn Ralph de 

Notyngham of Blaston. John de ll"ui>\ "I Eiolte, Bugb Hemyngton of 



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1 . ; 7 1 . Membrane 24d — cont. 

Bfedburne, Robert I Hakwyn of Blaston, Richard Hellawe clerk. Dated 
Blaston, Friday the Invention of Holy Cross 44 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 May this year. 

Writing of Avice Pevere late the wife of William de Clopton, being 
a quitclaim to John Mohaut of Kyngeston and Isabel his wife and 
to the heirs of their bodies, and for lack of such issue to the right heirs 
of the said Isabel, of all her right in the manors of Berkelowe and 
Overhal, with the advowson of Berkelowe church and all the lands, rents, 
profits, services, liberties etc. in Berkelowe, Overhall and the town of 
Asshedon which at any time were of the said William. Dated 
Westminster, 2 May 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 June. 

June 5. John de Pountfreit citizen and saddler of London and Robert de 

Westminster. Pountfreit citizen and grocer of London to William de Mirfeld clerk. 
Joint and several recognisance for 200£., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Waryn to William atte Crosse parson of St. Clement Danes 
without New Temple bar London. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be 
levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 

Membrane 23d. 

May 18. William de Haulay knight to Michael de Ravendale clerk. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire. 

Defeasance thereof, upon condition that the said William pay to 
the said Michael or his attorney at London 10 marks at the quinzaine 
of Trinity next. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Thomas son of Thomas de Blaston, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Sir Richard Lescrope knight, Sir Ralph Peek warden 
of Nousleye chapel and Sir Thomas Shepesheved rector of Adloxtoh, 
their heirs and assigns, of all lands, rents, services, meadows, groves, 
feedings and pastures with the reversions thereto belonging in Blaston, 
Haloughton and Halyok which were sometime of Thomas his father. 
Witnesses : Sir John Boyvyle knight, Henry Boyvyle, John Norwych, 
Henry Norwych of Bryngherst, William Deystere of Haloughton, 
Robert Blakewyne, Thomas Haukyn. Dated Holte, the morrow of 
Ascension day 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 May. 

June 6. To A. archbishop of York. Order to grant to Adam de Chestrefeld 

Westminster, the king's clerk such a pension as shall befit the giver and should bind 
the receiver to him, making the said Adam letters patent thereupon 
under his seal, and writing again by the bearer what he will do ; as 
by reason of his new creation the archbishop is bound in such a pension 
to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination, until provision 
be made him by the archbishop of a competent benefice; and the 
king has nominated the said Adam, whose advancement he has 
at heart. By p.s. [30140.] 



48 EDWARD III. 77 



1374. Membrane 23c? — cont. 

Writing of John Bataylle, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Robert Palmere of Kedyngton, John Kempe and William Colbayn, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Bourhalle of Pentelowe 
with its appurtenances. Dated Wednesday before St. Barnabaa 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June. 

June 9. Godfrey de Foljambe knight to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Kecog- 

Westminster. nisance for 12Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Derbj'shire. 
Cancelled on 'payment. 

Writing of Henry Lambard of Schepisheved and William Leche 
burgess of Notyngham, being a bond to Walter Blaunkeneye citizen 
and merchant of London in 60/., payable at London at Easter next. 
Dated London, Thursday after St. Hilary 47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Xewerk on Saturday after 
Corpus Christi this year before Thomas de Ingelby, by virtue of the 
king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year. 

Writing of Henry Botiler of Staynton, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John Payn citizen and armourer of London and Edmund 
de Clay of Fynynglay, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Staynton 
co. York by Tykhull and any other lands, rents and services which 
they have by his gift and feoffment, hereby barring every action 
and claim of the said Henrv and his heirs. Dated London. 15 June 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
15 June. 

Writing of John son of Roger de Missenden and William his brother, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to John Bernes citizen of London, 
William Mulsho clerk, Edward de Cherdestok clerk. John de Freton 
clerk and Robert Brom of Warrcwyk. their heirs and assigns, of the 
manor of Coleworth, two mills, one toft, three carucates of land and 
all other lands etc. in the town of Coleworth which the said John 
Bernes and the others have of the gift and feoffment of Nicholas de 
Gunewardeby and Alice his wife. Walter de Burnham and Felicia his 
Wife. Dated Westminster. l(i June !S Edward HI. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 June'. 

June 17. John Payn of Loudon ' armurer ' to John de Neville of Raby. 
Recognisance for 200Z. payable by instalments ; to he levied, in default 
of payment, of his Lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Thomas de Salesbury knight to Nicholas de Spaigne clerk and 
.Michael de Ravendale clerk. Recognisance lor (in/., to be levied etc. 
in Essex. 

< '<nir< <h ,l on payment, acknowledged by tin said Nicholas. 

June 18. Elmyng Lege! to John de Neville of Raby knight. Re< tnce 

\\. tmin ter. for mi/, payable bj instalments; to he levied etc. m Essex. 



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1371. Membrane 23d — cont. 

June 14. Robert dc Kymbell and Richard Seryn of London to Clement Spice. 
Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in 
Cambridgeshire. 

('(Dialled on payment. 

June 19. John Beyvyn, John Barre and John Bokerell of Somerset to Jordan 
Westminster, de Barton citizen of London. Joint and several recognisance for 
40/., to be levied etc. in Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Charter of John Aldericheseye ' peutrer ' and Walter Peryndon 
' armurer ' citizens of London, giving with warranty to William de 
Hulle and Ellen his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said 
William a messuage in the town of Westminster situate between a 
tenement of Robert Kentebury late John Cardel on the south and a 
tenement of Richard Rook on the north and extending from the 
highway towards the east to a tenement of Sir John Dymmok towards 
the west, which messuage the said John and Walter lately had by 
gift and feoffment of Robert de Kent, brother and heir of John de 
Kent of Essex. Witnesses : Robert Gy ; Roger Sudbury, Richard 
Rook, Peter Bocher, Robert Hakebourne, Robert Kentbury, William 
Brynche. Dated the town of Westminster, the feast of St. Philip 
and St. James 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John Aldrycheseye 
and Walter, 16 June. 

Membrane 22d. 

Ma} r 18. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order, upon the petition of John 

Westminster. Sharp, by mainprise of Roger de Welford clerk, John Daventre, Thomas 
Watte and Richard Barker of Daventre of Norhamptonshire to stay the 
taking of his body, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; 
as his petition shews that John West of Baddeby is impleading him 
before the said justices to render up chattels to the value of 20Z. which 
he is unlawfully withholding, and that by writ de judicio the king has 
ordered the sheriff to take him so as to have his body before the said 
justices in the quinzaine of Trinity next to answer the plaintiff there- 
upon, for that the sheriff returned that he was not found in his 
bailiwick and had nought whereby he might be distrained, shewing 
that he is ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; and 
the said Roger and the others have mainperned in chancery under 
a pain of 20Z. to have him before the said justices at the day named. 

May 23. Richard Pencombe is sent to the abbot and convent of Derleye, 

Westminster, to have such maintenance for life in that abbey as John de Barton 

deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30128.] 

May 8. Hugh Ferrour is sent to the abbot and convent of Furneux, to 

Westminster, have such maintenance for life in that abbey as Ellis de Grendon 

deceased had by command of King Edward I. By p.s. [30113.] 

Writing of Avice Pevere late the wife of William de Clopton, being 
a general release to John Mohaut of Kyngeston and Isabel his wife, 
John de Clopton one of the said William's executors and to the other 



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1374. Membrane 22d — cont. 

executors of all actions, plaints and demands real and personal by 
reason of the said William's goods and chattels or otherwise. Dated 
Westminster, 3 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 June. 

Writing of John de Yevele, being a quitclaim to Robert Bays vicar 
of Yevele and his sucesssors of a tenement in Xevele situate in 
Quydamstret, whereof the said Robert is tenant in right of his vicarage. 
Dated 17 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 June. 

June 20. William de Cosyngton knight to Randolph Pygot knight and 
Westminster. Cuthbert Capoun. Recognisance for 80Z., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Randolph Pygot knight and Cuthbert Capoun to William de 
Cosyngton knight. Recognisance for 80/., to be levied etc. as above. 

June 18. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to tell Ralph Sooz to be 
Westminster, before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of Michaelmas to 
prosecute if he will his claim against John Raulyn, Richard Raulyn, 
John Tounne and Cicely his wife, replevying the said defendants 
meanwhile by mainprise of William Boys, Ralph Clerk of Trelegen, 
John Bonion of Cornwall and John Grymeston of the city of London ; 
as the king has many times ordered the sheriff lawfully to replevy 
them, being by the said Ralph taken and kept it is said, unless taken 
by special order of the king or the chief justice, for manslaughter, the 
king's forest or some other cause wherefore by the custom of England 
they are not replevisable, or to shew cause wherefore he would not or 
might not execute the king's command at other times to him addressed, 
and the sheriff signified that he repaired to the said Ralph accordingly, 
who claimed the said defendants as his neifs and detained them with 
him. wherefore the sheriff might not replevy them, and petition is 
made to the king on their behalf for remedy thereupon ; and the said 
William and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain 
of 40/. to have the defendants before the said justices on the day 
named. 

Indenture tripartite made between Nicholas son of Sir -lames de 
Audelce of Heyleye of the one part, Fulk Corbel son of Sir Robert 

Corbel of Morton of the second part and David Hannymere of the 
third part, being the defeasance of two bonds in III/, severally made 

to the said Nicholas by the said Fulk and David, upon condition 
that they or some other for them shall at Monyton upon Wye before 
.Michaelmas next cause the said Nicholas and Elizabeth his wife to 
have a writing indented containing the composition made between 
the ancestors of the earl of Pembroke and Sir William Martyn touching 
the castle and lordship of Neweporl in Kemmeys, all other oharl 
of liberties and muniments (if any) in the keeping of Sir James de 
Audeleye which concern the same, and the charter whereby John 
Orchard, Roger BCagot and Philip de Warwik chaplains were by the 
s;ud Sir James enfeoffed of the premises, with the charter of reenfeoff 
men! thereof made to Sir James and Isabel his wife, if anj of them may 
be found m the keeping of the said Sir .lam.-, and in case none be 



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137-1. Membrane 22d — cont. 

there found, thai the said John Orchard or his heirs shall before 
Michaelmas next release the premises to the said Nicholas and Elizabeth 
and to the heirs of the said Nicholas for ever. Dated Westminster, 
i:> June 18 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 20 June. 

Indenture made between Sir William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury 
and lord of the Isle of Man of the one part and Thomas Schorte of 
Cote chaplain and William Schorte his brother of the other part, 
being a manumission of the said Thomas and William Schorte with 
all their goods and chattels, so that they shall for the said earl be of 
free condition for ever. Dated London, 12 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the earl, 30 June. 

Membrane 21d. 

Memorandum that on 7 June 48 Edward III John Aleyn the father, 
Sewal Deken, William Trotte and John Godard of Essex came into 
the chancer}^ at Westminster, and for themselves and John Aleyn the 
son, being within age, gave an undertaking for their good behaviour 
toward the king and his ministers under a pain of 50 marks, to be 
levied of their lands and chattels to the king's use in case they or any 
of them should thereafter offend against the king or bis ministers, 
and should be thereof convicted. 

June 9. William Manchestre is sent to the abbot and convent of Meux 

Westminster, co. York, to have such maintenance for life as Robert de Etton 

deceased had there at the late king's command. By p.s. [30148.] 

June 14. John Emmory of Hertjmg and John Romyn of Idesworth to William 
Westminster. Tirwhit clerk and Henry Stachesden. Recognisance for 100 marks, 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
Sussex. 

Writing of Richard de Leycestre, being a quitclaim to Sir Richard 
Lescrope knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Thornton 
Stuard. Dated London, 14 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknoAvledgment, 15 June. 

June 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to summon the archbishops, bishops, 
Westminster, abbots, priors, dukes, earls, barons, knights and all freeholders of 
the county, four lawful men and the reeve of every town, twelve 
lawful burgesses of every borough, and all who ought and are used to 
come before the justices in eyre, to be at Canterbury on the morrow 
of St. Lawrence next before John de Cavendissh, William de Wychyng- 
ham, Roger de Kirketon, Thomas de Newenham and Robert Bealknap 
and other lieges whom the king shall send ; to cause all pleas of the 
crown not pleaded or originating since the last eyre to come before 
them, all pleas and attachments thereto pertaining, all assizes and 
pleas put to the first assize with the writs thereof, so that they remain 
not for default of the sheriff or of his summons ; to cause proclamation 
to be made that all assizes and pleas attamed and not ended, and all 
summoned before the justices at Westminster or York, in the last eyre 
for all pleas, or before the justices for taking assizes of novel disseisin or 



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for gaol delivery, to be at Canterbury in the state wherein they remained 

by order of the king, the justices in eyre or of the Bench ; to summon 
those who have been sheriffs and coroners since the last eyre to he there 
with the writs of assizes and pleas received in their time to answer con- 
cerning their time as they ought to do; to cause proclamation to be made 
that all claiming any liberties by chatters of the king's pre<l' 
or otherwise shall be there to shew what liberties they claim ami by 
what warrant, and the sheriff in person with his bailiffs and minist 
to certify touching these and other matters affecting the buaini 
also that all complainants as well concerning the king's bailiffs and 
ministers as the bailiffs and ministers of others and concerning other 
persons whatsoever shall come there and shew their complaints, in 
order to receive amends according to the law and custom of the realm, 
the king's ordinance, the statutes and the articles delivered to his said 
lieges, and as they shall notify the sheriff on the king's behalf ; and 
to bring the summoners, and this writ. By K. 

Not sent to the exchequer among the estreats, because they made fine 
to have remission of the session of the eyre, which fine is sent to the 
exchequer among the estreats in the Fine Boll. 

Aug. 1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Westminster, that no man need repair to Canterbury on the morrow of St. Lawrence 
next by reason of the proclamation of an eyre by the sheriff made 
at the king's command, but the king will hold all and singular of them 
excused, although lately by writ he ordered the sheriff to cause the 
archbishops etc. (as above) to be summoned there on that day before 
John de Cavendissh, William de Wychyngham, Roger de Kirketon, 
Thomas de Newenham and Robert Bealknap and others by the king 
appointed justices in eyre for common pleas and pleas of the crown 
in Kent, and to execute certain other things in that writ contained ; 
as by fine with him made by the true men and commons of Kent the 
king has this time pardoned them the session of the said justices in 
Kent during the present vacancy of the archbishopric of Canterbury 
by the death of William the last archbishop. 



To John de Cavendissh, William de Wychyngham , Roger de Kirketon, 
Thomas de Xewenham and Robert Bealknap. Order to stay altoget her 
the execution of the king's late commission by Letters patent appointing 
them justices in eyre for common pleas and pleas of the crown in 
Kent and to do certain other things in the said letters contained ; as 
by fine etc. (as the last). 

July 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Elizabeth 

Westminster, who was wife of William Daun vers, by mainprise of .John Lang' of 

London, William Wychehurst, John Manytre and John Sutton of the 

county of Nut ham pton, to stay the exigents against her and the taking 

of her body, bringing this wril before the justices of the Bench the day 
the writ of exigents La returnable; as her petition shews that Adam 
Fraunceys citizen and mercer of London is impleading her before the 

d justices to render him 20/., that by w lit ,/r judtClO she is put in 
exi ID the husting of London tO be waived for that she came not 

before the said justices to answer thereupon, and thai she is ready so 

to answer and stand to right in all (lungs; and the -aid John and 

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the others have mainperned in chanceiy under a pain of 201. to have 
her before the said justices at the day named. 

Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 201. made in the 
chancery at London 22 June this year by Thomas Bubbe burgess of 
Lenne for Robert atte Lathe burgess of Lenne, that he shall be ready 
to answer before the council touching the things that shall by the 
council be laid before him by reason of the taking of a tarit of Malogres 
lately taken off the coast of Brittany, and to do what shall by the 
council be adjudged ; and hereupon the said Robert has licence to 
withdraw from the city of London. * 

Writing of Isabel daughter of Roger de Mussenden, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Bernes citizen of London, William Mulsho 
clerk, Edward de Cherdestok clerk, John de Freton clerk and Robert 
Brom of Warrewyk, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Coleworth, 
one toft, three carucates of land, two mills in the town of Coleworth, 
and all other her lands etc. in that town. Dated 16 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June. 

Memorandum of a mainprise body for body made in the chancery 
at London 1 July this year by Guy de Briene knight and Philip de 
Courtenay knight for William Nottour master of a ship called 
' la Trinite ' of Plymuth, that he shall be ready to answer before the 
council touching the things that shall by the council be laid before 
him by reason of the taking of a tarit of Malogres lately taken off 
the coast of Brittany, and to do what shall by the council be adjudged ; 
and hereupon the said William has licence to withdraw from the city 
of London. 

Membrane 20d. 

June 16. To the sheriff of York. Order by mainprise of John Ermyn clerk 
Westminster, and John Ive of Lincolnshire to stay the taking of the body of William 
Eirmyn of North Wyllughby, although lately at the plaint of Robert 
de Wyllughby clerk, averring that the said William grievously 
threatened him in life and limbs, the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
the said William to come before him, and compel him to find 
mainpernors who, under a pain to be by the sheriff laid upon them 
for which the sheriff would answer, would mainpern him that he 
should not do or procure bodily hurt or harm to the said Robert, and 
if he should refuse, to commit him to the nearest gaol there to be kept 
in safe custody until he would willingfy so do ; as the said John and 
John, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain 
of 201. that no hurt or harm shall happen to the said Robert by the 
said William or by his procurement. 

Charter of John Wroth the younger, William Newerk chaplain and 
Robert Peper, granting to John son of Andrew Aubrey citizen of 
London, Maud his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such issue to the right heirs of the said John son of 
Andrew, all the lands, rents and services of the said John son of Andrew 
in the towns of Westhamme, Esthamme, Stratford and Berkyng 
co. Essex which Hugh de Badewe and John de Sutton knights of 
Essex, Simon Abbot chaplain, Richard Alford, Nicholas Laurence 



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and John de Someresham now deceased had jointly with them the said 
John Wroth, William and Robert by gift and feoffment of the said 
John son of Andrew, and after granted to the said .John son of Andrew 
and Elizabeth his wife (now deceased) for their lives with reversion 
to the said feoffees and to their heirs, and after by writing dated 
2 .May 47 Edward III, after the death of John de Someresham and 
the said Elizabeth, the said Hugh, John de Sutton, Simon. Richard 
and Nicholas made a quitclaim of the premises to the said John Wroth, 
William and Robert, and thereupon by writing dated IS June in that 
year the said John son of Andrew made likewise a release and surrender 
to them of all his estate therein. Witnesses : Nicholas Clerk, Richard 
Bowyere, John Fyndegode, John Sewale, Adam Boclere. Dated 
Westhamme, Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul 48 Edward III. 

Charter of John Wroth the younger, William Newerk chaplain and 
Robert Peper, granting to John son of Andrew Aubrey citizen of 
London, Maud his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such issue to the right heirs of the said John son 
of Andrew, all the lands, rents and services of free men and neifs and 
all that goes with them in the towns and hamlets of Shenlee, Rugge, 
Parksokne, Ih'rames and Watford cos. Hertford and Middlesex that 
were of the said John son of Andrew, which Hugh de Badewe and 
John de Sutton knights of Essex, Simon Abbot chaplain, Richard 
Alford, Nicholas Laurence and John de Someresham now deceased 
had jointly with them the said John Wroth, William and Robert by 
gift and feoffment of the said John son of Andrew, and by writing 
dated 2 May 47 Edward III, after the death of John de Someresham, 
the said Hugh, John de Sutton, Simon, Richard and Nicholas made 
a release of the premises to the said John Wroth, William and Robert. 
Witnesses : John Magot, John Somery, William Warner, Nicholas 
Laurence, Walter Clerk. Dated Shenlee, the last day of February 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters 
in the chancery at Westminster, 22 June. 

Writing of Robert Maunsel citizen and mercer of London, being 
a release to John Gurnay knight of Somerset, John Frcshford of 
Somerset and John de Badham of Gloucestershire of all action and 
suit for 400/., and of the execution of a joint and several recognisance 
for that sum made 12 March in the 38th year of the reign by tin- said 
John de Gurnay, John de Frcshford and John de Badham before 
John Pyel then mayor of the staple of Westminster deputed to take 
recognisances of debt therein to him the said Robert and John Dovy 
citizens and mercers of London, which ought to have been paid at 
Midsummer then next, as after the said John de Gurnay for himself 
and his fellows made' fidl payment to the said John Dovy ; and icb 
of all personal actions, suits, demands and executions to this date. 
Witnesses: Walter Perlee, Fulk Corbet, .John Prestecote, John Hullo, 
John Kentcombe, Thomas Tille. Dated 21 June 48 Edward ID. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, '2'.) June. 

Writing "i John Bern of Compton oo. Surrey, being a quitclaim w Lth 
warrant} bo John Bernes citizen of London. William Mulsho olerk, 
!.<!« 1 Cherdestok clerk, John de Freton rU-tk and Robert Brom of 



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Warrcwyk, their heirs and assigns, of a fourth part of the manor of 
Shirbourne co. Oxford and all other lands, meadows, woods, feedings, 
pastures, rents and services in the said town. Dated Westminster, 
27 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 June. 

Writing of Katherine Breouse daughter of Thomas de Norwicz, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to John Bacoun of Brom, his heirs 
and assigns, of the manor of K/ymberle which was of Sir Roger de 
Norwicz knight her uncle, and whereof the said John is seised by her 
gift and feoifment. Dated the feast of Trinity 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June. 

Charter of John de Sonnynghull, giving with warranty to William 
de Brantyngham, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 201., to be 
taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the said John's 
manor of Sonnynghull co. Berkes into whose hands soever it shall 
hereafter come. Witnesses : John Butterwyk, Robert Gye, Roger 
Sudbery, William Brenge, Richard de Hayton, Robert de Hertle, 
Nicholas Bernard. Dated Westminster, Monday after the Translation 
of St. Thomas 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 July. 

July 6. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order by mainprise of John de Sadyngton, 

Westminster. Thomas Duffeld clerk, Robert de Garton clerk and Nicholas de Grenham 
clerk to stay altogether the taking of the body of Simon de Messy ngham, 
and if taken and imprisoned to set him free, although lately at the 
plaint of Gilbert de Kyme of Lincoln ' lyster,' averring that the said 
Simon threatened him grievously in life and limbs, the king ordered 
the sheriff to cause the said Simon to come before him, and compel 
him to find mainpernors that he would do or procure no hurt or harm 
to the said Gilbert, and if he should refuse, to commit him to the nearest 
gaol there to abide until he would willingly so do ; as the said John 
and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
for the said Simon under a pain of 20 marks that no hurt or harm 
shall happen to the said Gilbert by him or by his procurement. 

July 6. To Nicholas Steueley (sic) and his fellows, justices appointed to pre- 

Westminster. serve the peace in Huntingdonshire. Order by mainprise of Walter vicar 
of Guniestre of Huntingdonshire and William Abindon of London 
' groser ' to sta}' the execution of the king's late writ ordering the said 
justices to cause John de Weston of Guniestre to come before them, 
and compel him to find mainpernors who, under a pain to be by the 
justices laid upon them, would mainpern him that he would by himself 
or his procurement do no hurt or harm to William Longe of Guniestre, 
and if he should refuse, to commit him to the nearest gaol there to be 
kept in safe custody until he would willingly so do ; as that order 
was made at the suit of the said William Longe, averring that the 
said John grievously threatened him in life and limbs ; but the said 
vicar and William Abindon, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned for the said John under a pain of 20Z. to be levied to the 
king's use in case he shall by himself or by his procurement cause hurt 
or harm to the said William Longe. 



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1374. Membrane 20(1 — cant. 

William de Elyr 
to be levied, in < 
Norhamptonshire. 



July 12. William de Elynton to Hugh de Whitaere. Recognisance for 21/., 

Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 



Membrane I9d. 

Charter of John Hu.see ; son and heir of John Husee lately deeeased, 
giving with warranty to Hugh le Cran citizen of Winchester, John 
Holewale. John Kyng and Walter Brouk chaplains, their heirs and 
assigns, two thirds of his manor of Berton Sacy co. Suthampton, with 
the advowson of the church, a water mill and the suit thereto of free 
tenants and neifs within the said manor, and whatsoever he had by 
inheritance or might otherwise have there, also the third part of the 
said manor now held by Thomas de la Ryvere and Isabel his wife in 
name of her dower with reversion after her death to him the said 
John son of John and to his heirs, to remain to the said Hugh and 
the others, their heirs and assigns, and all appurtenances of the said two 
thirds as in messuages, demesnes, homages, customs, rents, services 
of free and villein tenants, villenages, villeins and all that goes with 
them and their chattels, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, fairs, 
markets and all things thereto pertaining, the hundred and whatsoever 
pertains and ought to pertain thereto, the woods, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, rivers, fisheries, fishponds, ponds, mills, ways, paths, moors, 
heaths etc. and the liberties and easements as well within the town 
of Berton Sacy as without. Witnesses : Hugh Camoys. Philip de 
Popham knights. Walter Haywode, Peter de Bruges, William Hoghton, 
John Fauconer. Edmund Spircok. Dated Winchester, Monday after 
St. Philip and St. James 48 Edward III. 

Writing of John Husee, son and heir of John Husee lately deceased, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to Hugh le Cran citizen of Winchester, 
John Holewale, John Kyng and Walter Brouk chaplains, their heirs 
and assigns, of the whole manor of Berton Sacy co. Suthampton with the 
advowson of the church, the water null and the suit thereto of free 
tenants and neifs within the manor, and whatsoever he has by 
inheritance or may otherwise have there as in messuages etc. (as 
above). Witnesses" (as the last). Dated Winchester, Friday the eve of 
Midsummer 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing- 30 June. 

July 4. Lawrence son of Robert Haweberk to Guy de Rouclif, Thomas de 

Westminster Katerton, Hugh de Westwyk and Bugh de Midilton. Recognisance, 

for 100J. payable by instalments ; t«» be levied, in default <>i' payment 
of Ins lands and chattels in Leycestershire. 

Charter of John de Burgherssh knight, giving »<• the king and Ins 
heirs all his park of Worldham co. Suthampton i>.\ the king's forest ol 

Wolinere OS i'nllv as in tunes past the same was enclosed with hedges 

and ditches, witm Edward de Saint.. Johanne knight, Ralph 
-le Norton knight; Hugh de Camoys knight, Bernard I'. knight, 

William Purchas, Stephen Welwyk, John Dene, limn Holte. Dated 
Worldham, Tuesday the feasl ol Si Sin and St. Judi US I dward 111. 



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[374, Membrane I9d — cont. 

Writing of John de Burgherssh knight, being a letter of attorney 
appointing Thomas Chaumberlayn to deliver to the king seisin of 
Worldham park co. Suthampton by Wolmere forest, according to the 
said dohn'-:- charter. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 8 July this year. 

July 8. Bartholomew Blaket of Oxfordshire to John Bryan citizen and 

Westminster, fishmonger of London. Recognisance for 401., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire. 

Writing of John son of Robert Cauntelow of Hodynton co. Wiltesir, 
granting to Robert his brother son of the said Robert for life one 
chamber within his manor of Hedynton with a chimney and latrine, 
and free ingress and egress thereto, namely that called ' Kuteshous 'on 
the south side of the hall ; also three loads of wood for fuel to be taken 
yearly of the said John's woods within the manor, and the said John 
and his heirs shall be bound between Easter and Michaelmas at their 
own cost to carry the same to the said chamber or to whatever 
other place the said Robert shall appoint where he shall have his 
abode within one league in circuit of the capital messuage of the 
said manor ; also a yearly rent of 10 marks payable of the said 
manor at Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter and Midsummer by even 
portions, and three ells of cloth yearly at the feast of St. Andrew 
for one tunic and hood of the said John's own suit, with power to 
distrain for arrears in the said manor, and covenant that he the said 
John shall be bound to maintain and repair the said chamber during 
the said Robert's life. Dated Hedynton, Monday after Midsummer, 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July. 

July 3 To the abbot and convent of Welhowe. Order to grant John de 

Westminster. Waltham the king's clerk dAvelling in the chancery such a pension of 
that house as shall befit the givers and should bind the receiver to 
them, making him thereupon letters patent under the chapter seal, 
and writing again to the king without delay what they will do ; as 
the said abbot by reason of his new creation is bound in such a pension 
to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision be 
by the abbot made him of a benefice, and the king has nominated the 
said John whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30167.] 

Writing of Robert de Swyllyngton knight, being a surrender to 
Sir Richard Lescrope of the manor and advowson of Epurston co. 
Notyngham, which the said Robert holds for life by lease of the said 
Richard, rendering yearly for the first 24 years 20Z., and afterwards 
100Z. at Martinmas and Whitsuntide by even portions, with reversion 
to the said Richard and his heirs. Dated London, Saturday after the 
Translation of St. Thomas 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 July. 



Membrane I8d. 

June 14. To the abbot and convent of Whiteby. Order to grant Alexander 
Westminster. Doly the king's clerk such a pension of that house as shall befit the 



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givers and should bind the receiver to them, making him thereupon 
letters patent under the chapter seal, and writing again to the king 
without delay what they will do ; as the said abbot l>y reason of his 
new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the king's clerks at 
the king's nomination until provision be by the abbot made him 
of a benefice, and the king has nominated the said Alexander, whose 
advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30155.] 

Writing of William Schorte of Cote, being a quitclaim to Sir William 
de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury and lord of the Isle of .Man. his 
heirs and assigns, of all the lands, rents and services which the said 
earl has of the gift and feoffment of the said William Schorte in 
Langeport co. Somerset. Witnesses: William Bonville knight, Walter 
Guphay, Walter Wytecombe, John Tomere, Richard Horn. Dated 
Langeport, 20 June 48 Edward III. 

Charter of William Schorte of Cote, giving to Sir William de 
Monteacuto earl of Salisbury and lord of the Isle of Man, his heirs and 
assigns, all his lands, rents and services in Langeport co. Somerset. 
Witnesses (as the last). Dated Langeport, 18 June 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 30 June. 

July 2. Simon Chedmenden of Smerdenne to John Peuesy clerk. Recognis- 

Westminster. ance for 87/. 6s. 8c?., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Kent. 

Writing of Thomas de Gerlethorp clerk, being a general release to 
Sir John de Bouland clerk, his men and servants, of all actions to this 
date. Dated Westminster, 4 July 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

Writing of John de Bouland clerk, being a general release to 
Sir Thomas de Gerlethorp clerk, his men and servants, of all actions 
to this date. Dated Westminster, 4 July 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

Charter of Andrew de Leeke, giving with warranty to John de Boys 
of Conysby, Roger do Boys knight his brother, William de Eolme of 
Holme in Boldernesse, Alan de Raithby of Raithby, John Belle of Leeke 
and Edmund de Riggesby of Leeke, their heirs and assigns, his capital 
messuage and all lands, reversions, meadows, feedings, pastures, 

rents and Bervices of free and bond tenants and all that lmics with them 
which he has at this date in the towns of Leeke and Levcrton. his 
w indmill in Leeke and t he ad\ owson of Leverton church. Wit n 
John de Etecheford, Ralph de Reccheford knights, Lawrence de Leeke, 
Richard Clement of Leeke, Roger ^\i- Grymescroft, John Ellerede, 
Adam Belle of Leeke. Dated Leeke, Friday after Corpus Christi 
18 Edward 111. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment. 7 July. 

Charter of John do Burgherssh knight, giving with warranty to the 
king, his heirs and assigns, his manor oi Estworldeham and all his 
lands, rent-., reversion* f< i advowsons, sei \ ioea eto. in Estworldeham, 



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Nuttele and Kyngesle co. Sutliampton. Witnesses : John Knyvet, 
the chancellor, Richard Lescrope the treasurer, Nicholas de Carru 
keeper of the privy seal, Edward de Seint John, Bernard Brocas, 
Hugh Caniovs, Ralph de Norton knights. Dated Estworldeham, 
9 July 48 Edward III. 

Writing of John de Burgherssh knight, being a letter of attorney 
appointing Thomas Chamberleyn of Hesshete to deliver to the king 
seisin of the whole manor of Estworldeham and lands etc. in Estworlde- 
ham, Nuttele and Kyngesle co. Suthampton according to the said 
John's charter. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 11 July. 

Memorandum of a mainprise made 12 July by Walter Perlee, Walter 
Clopton of Dorset, Michael Skillyng and Richard Munk of Wiltesir, 
appearing in person in chancery, for John Leghe and John Wiche 
merchants of New Sarum, that they shall not hinder the Lumbards 
from gathering and buying wool in Wiltesir. 

Indenture made between Hugh de Whitacre and William de Elynton, 
being the defeasance of a recognisance in chancery for 211. made 

12 July 48 Edward III by the said William to the said Hugh, upon 
condition that if the said Hugh die within six years after Midsummer 
day last, his executors shall until the end of that term hold a messuage, 
one carucate of land and 4tl. 5s. Id. of rent in Sulgrave co. Norhampton, 
now held for life by the said Hugh by fine levied in the king's court 
between him and the said William and Joan his wife, without being 
thrust out by the said William and Joan, the heirs of the said William, 
or by any other having a right therein, if it be not for waste or other 
cause tending to the disherison of the said William or his heirs, or that 
if so thrust out, the said William and Joan or the heirs of the said 
William shall within one month recompense them to the amount 
of the profit and rent from that time to the end of the said term. Dated 

13 July the year aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 13 July. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Hertford. ■ Order, upon the petition of William 
Westminster, vicar of Newenham, by mainprise of John de Norwich of London and 
Henry Astewyk of Hertfordshire to stay the exigents against him 
and the taking of his body, bringing this writ before the justices of 
the Bench the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as his petition 
shews that John Clerk of Caldecote is impleading him before the said 
justices for an alleged trespass, that by the king's writ de judicio he 
is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that he came not 
before them to answer thereupon, and that he is ready so to answer 
and stand to right in all things ; and the said John de Norwich and 
Henry have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 201. to have him 
before the said justices on the day named. 

Membrane lid. 

Indenture of defeasance of a statute merchant in 2,000 marks 
payable at London on Christmas day next, made by Sir Gilbert Talbot 



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lord of Irchenfeld and John de Kyngeefold to Sir Thomas d( Felt on 
knight before Adam de Bury mayor of London, upon condition that 
they or one of them, their heirs or executors, shall pay 1,000 marks 
to the said Thomas, his heirs or executors or to their attorneys, 
at London in the house of John de Stodey citizen of London in the 
parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, to wit 250 marks at Christmas 
next or within one month after, 250 marks at Easter following or within 
one month after, 250 marks at Midsummer following or within one 
month after, and 250 marks at Michaelmas following or within one 
month after, provided they shall not be bound to make such payment 
at any of those terms if the} T have not an acquittance for every payment, 
the said Thomas binding himself, his heirs and executors, to surrender 
the said statute merchant when payment shall be fully made. Dated 
London in the house of the said John Stodey, 15 (sic) July 48 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Thomas de Felton, 14 (sic) 
July. 

July 14. Stephen Coughtele parson of Little Sandale to William ' in the 

Westminster. Lane ' parson of Wykham and John West of Ayot Laurence co. 
Hertford. Recognisance for 401., to be levied, in default of payment 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Charter of Adam Bierdene parson of St. Mary atte Hulle London, 
giving to Sir John Devorose knight, his heirs and assigns, all his lands, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, customs and the services of all his 
tenants free and neif, his neifs and all that goes with them in Esyngden 
and Bishops Hatfeld co. Hertford, and granting to the said Sir John, 
his heirs and assigns, the remainder of all the lands of Enefeld, the 
manor of Oxeye by Wat-fiord, and the manor of Horton co. Bokyngham 
now held of John de Luda for life by Amice de Luda his mother with 
reversion to her said son and to his heirs, all which premises the said 
Adam had by gift and feoffment of John fitz Nichol. Witnesses : 
John Lodeford, Thomas Maldon, John Soke, Richard atte Hulle, 
Roger Modysprot, Henry Leg', John atte Barre. Dated Bishops 
Hatfeld, 10* July 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 Jul}'. 

Writing of John de Luda, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir 
John Deverose knight, his heirs and assigns, of all right in the lands, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, customs and services of tenants 
free and neif, the ueifs and all thai goes with them in Esynden and 
Bishops Hatfeld co. Hertford which were late of John lit/. Nichol, 
and in the lands in Enefeld, the manor of Oxeye by Watford and the 
manor of Horton co. Bokyngham which Amice de Luda his mother 
holds for life with reversion to him the said John de Luda and to his 
heirs. Witnesses {as the last). Dated Bishops Hatfeld. 11 July 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1(5 July. 

July 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Richard Salle 

Westminster, of London, Thomas Boteleston oi London, John Poumfreyl oi London 

and John clerk of London to staj altogether the taking ol the body ol 



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137-1. Membrane lid — cont. 

Thomas de Wardelee until the octaves of Michaelmas next, sending 
the said mainpernors" names to the justices at Westminster, also this writ ; 
as by divers writs de judicio the king ordered the sheriffs to take Thomas 
de Wardelee so as to have him before the said justices on that day to 
answer Robert de Lenne concerning divers alleged trespasses ; and 
the defendant has prayed the king for a stay, as he is ready so to 
answer and stand to right in all things ; and the said Richard and the 
others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned for him 
under a pain of 40/. to have him before the said justices at the 
day named. 

July 10. To the guardians of the peace in Somerset and every of them. Order 
Westminster, by mainprise of Richard Martyn clerk, William de Clyfton clerk, 
Adam Whyther and Thomas de Wynterton clerk to stay altogether 
the further execution of the king's late writ ordering the said guardians 
to cause John Doget to come before them, and compel him to find 
mainpernors that he should do no hurt or harm to the prior of 
Montacute, and if he should refuse, to commit him to the nearest gaol 
there to be kept in safe custody until he would willingly so do, and 
if taken and imprisoned for that cause and for none other, order to 
set him free ; as that writ was issued at the suit of the said prior, 
averring that the said John grievously threatened him ; but the said 
Richard and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 40 marks that no hurt or harm shall 
happen to the said prior by the said John or by his procurement. 

To William de Latimer keeper of the king's forest beyond Trent, 
or to his representative in the forest of Ingelwode. Order, if John 
de Regill vicar of Crosby Ravens worth, who is taken and imprisoned 
in Carleol prison for an alleged trespass of venison in the said forest 
for which he is indicted, shall find twelve true men of that bailiwick 
who will mainpern to have him before the justices for pleas of the 
forest in Cumberland at their next coming thither to stand to right 
thereupon, to deliver him in bail to those twelve men, if replevisable 
according to the assize of the forest, bringing before the said justices 
the names of those men, also this writ. 

July 16. To the sheriff of Derby. Order, upon the petition of William de 
Westminster. Ketilby chaplain, by mainprise of William de Duffeld, Geoffrey de 
Chaddesden, John de Aldewerk and John de Coventre of Derbyshire 
to stay the exigents against him and the taking of his body, bringing 
this writ before the justices of the Bench the day the writ of exigents 
is returnable ; as his petition shews that the prior of the order 
of friars of Mount Carmel Notyngham is impleading him before 
the said justices to render up a certain cup price 100s., that by writ 
de judicio he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that 
he came not before the said justices to answer thereupon, and that 
he is ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the 
said William de Duffeld and the others have mainperned in chancery 
under a pain of 20Z. to have him before the said justices at the day 
named. 

July 25. To the abbess and convent of Wilton. Order to grant John de 
Moor End. Wendlyngburgh the king's clerk such a 3 T early pension of that house 



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as shall befit the givers and should bind the receiver to them, ma king 
him letters patent thereupon under the chapter seal, and writing again 
to the king without delay what they will do ; as tin- abbess by reason 
of her new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the kin 
clerks at the king's nomination, and the king has nominated the 
John, whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. 

Membrane IQd. 

Writing of Gilbert Talbot lord of Irchenfeld, being a grant with 
warranty to John de Kyngesfold and his heirs of the remainder of the 
manors of Donynton co. Bukingham, Melton co. Kent and Izenyng 
co. Suffolk, now held in dower of the said Gilbert's heritage by Mary 
who was wife of Aymer de Valence late earl of Penbroke with reversion 
to the said Gilbert and to his heirs. Witnesses : John Laundeles, 
Nicholas YYike, John Aure. Dated London, 13 July 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Gilbert Talbot knight lord of Irchenfeld, being a grant 
to John de Kyngesfold, his heirs and assigns, of a yearly rent of 40/., 
to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions of the said 
Gilbert's manor of Eccleswall and all other his lands in Herefordshire 
and the march of Wales, with power to distrain for arrears ; and he 
has delivered to the said John \2d. in name of seisin. Dated London, 
13 July 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Gilbert Talbot lord of Irchenfeld, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John de Kyngesfold and his heirs of the manor of Polieote 
co. Bukingham. Witnesses : John Laundeles, Nicholas Wyke, John 
Aure. Dated London, 13 July 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 14 July. 

Indenture made between Sir Gilbert Talbot lord of Irchenfeld and 
John de Kyngesfold, being the defeasance of a grant by the said Gilbert 
made to the said John and his heirs of the reversion of the manors ol 
Donynton co. Bukingham, Melton co. Kent and Izenyng co. Suffolk, 
now held in dower by Mary who was wife of Sir Aymer de Valence late 
earl of Pembroke of the said Gilbert's heritage, of a quitclaim by the 
said Gilbert made to the said John of the manor of Pelicote co. Buking- 
ham, and of a third grant by the said Gilbert made to the said John 
and his heirs of a yearly rent of 40Z. to be taken of the manor of 
Eccleswall and all the said Gilbert's lands in Herefordshire and the 
march of Wales, upon condition that the said Gilbert, his heirs. 
executors or others for them pay or cause to be paid to Sir Thomas 
de Felton, his heirs or executors, 1,000 marks at Christ mas. Easter, 
Midsummer and Michaelmas by even portions, or within a month 
of those terms, for security whereof they the said Gilbert and John are 
bound to the said Thomas by statute merchant in 2.000 marks; 
covenant by the said John, binding himself, his heirs and executors, 
to the said Gilbert in the amount of the mesne profits and issues of the 
aforesaid manors in case the said countess shall die before the said 
terms of payment, and no default be made (herein by the said Gilb 
In- heirs or executors. Dated London, 13 duly 48 Edward III. 
French. 

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Charter of Elizabeth who was wife of Roger Colryth, in her widow- 
hood, giving with warranty during her life to John Quenyld and 
William Seward and to their assigns her manor of Colryth with all 
lands, rents and services, woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, wards, 
marriages, reliefs, escheats, commodities and easements thereto 
belonging in the town of Bentele in Suthampton. Witnesses : 
Thomas Byflete, John atte Burwe, Nicholas Huse, Thomas Cantels- 
angre, Thomas de Welee. Dated the town of Bentele aforesaid, 
Saturday before St. George 47 Edward III. 

Writing of Elizabeth who was wife of Roger Colryth, in her widow- 
hood, being a letter of attorney appointing Nicholas Husee to deliver 
to John Quenyld and William Seward seisin of the whole manor of 
Colryth as in lands, rents etc. according to her charter to them made. 
Dated the town of Bentele co. Suthampton, Saturday before St. George 

47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 14 July this year. 

Charter of John fltz Nicholl, giving to Sir Adam de Bierden rector of 
St. Mary atte Hill London, Henry Englissh and Master Adam Englissh, 
their heirs and assigns, all his lands, rents, customs and services of all 
his tenants free and neif, his neifs and all that goes with them, with 
meadows, feedings, pastures etc. in Esenden and Bishops Hatfeld 
co. Hertford, and granting to them the reversion of all the lands in 
Enefeld, of the manor of Oxeye by Watford, and the manor of Horton 
co. Bokyngham now held of John de Luda by Amice de Luda his 
mother for her life with reversion to her said son and to his heirs. 
Witnesses : Simon de Mordon, John Pyell, John Wroth, William 
Kyngeston, Nicholas Exton, John atte Barre, John Asshwell, John 
Phillipot. Dated London, Michaelmas day 46 Edward III. 

Writing of John fitz Nichole, being a quitclaim to Sir John Deverose 
knight, his heirs and assigns, of all the lands, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, rents, customs and services of tenants free and neif, the 
neifs and all that goes with them etc. in Esyngdon and Bishops Hatfeld 
co. Hertford, and of all the lands in Enefeld, the manor of Oxeye by 
Watford, and the manor of Horton co. Bukyngham now held of 
John de Luda for life by Amice de Luda his mother with reversion 
to her said son and to his heirs. Dated Bishops Hatfeld, 12 July 

48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 16 July this year. 

July 27. To the sheriff of Stafford. Order by mainprise of Nicholas 
Westminster. Tremenel of Warwickshire, William Wightman, Thomas de Bokyng- 
ham and Hugh Sulgrave of Norhamptonshire, to stay the exigents 
against Roger Colet, John [Bayton], Robert Atkynnes and William 
Brekesheld and the taking of their bodies, bringing this writ before the 
king the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; as Roger le Straunge 
impleaded John Burnell, Roger Colet, John Bayton, Robert Atkynnes 
and William Brekesheld before the king for an alleged trespass, and the 
said Roger Colet, John, Robert and William are put in exigents in 
that county to be outlawed for that they came not there to answer him, 



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1374. Membrane IQd—Cont. 

and petition is made to the king to stay the exigents against them ; 
and the said Nicholas and the others have mainperned in chancery 
to have the said Roger Colet, John, Robert and William before the 
king on the day named. 

The like writ to the same sheriff in favour of William Gybboun, 
William Sprot chaplain and Roger de Arderne. 

Membrane I5d. 

Aug. 12. To John de Hcrmesthorp the king's clerk, warden of the hospital 

Westminster, of St. Katherinc by the Tower of London. Request to admit Joan 
Venour to the said hospital, ministering to her such maintenance 
as one sister thereof receives, and writing again to the king without 
delay what he will do at this request ; as the king has learned that 
Alice de Xorthtoft one of the said sisters is dead, and he has thought 
fit to send thither the said Joan, willing to make provision for her 
maintenance. 

To the sheriff of Xorffolk. Order by mainprise of John Weston 
and Hervey Rokhawe of London ' goldsmyth ' to stay the further 
execution of the king's late writ ordering him to attach Peter Durant 
so as to have him before the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas to answer as well the king as Henry Edward wherefore 
he withdrew from the said Henry's service before the term agreed 
contrary to the ordinance, and order to bring this writ before the said 
justices on that day ; as on the said Peter's behalf petition is now 
made to the king for a stay, seeing that he is ready to stand to right 
in all things and to answer the king and the said Henry ; and the 
said John and Hervey, appearing in person in chancery, have main- 
perned under a pain of 20/. to have him before the said justices at 
the day named. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in favour 
of Thomas de Grymesby parson of Melford by mainprise of William 
Chaloner of London and John Coteler of Melford ; as lately by writ 
de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take the said parson so as 
to have his body Del re the justices at Westminster at a set day in 
that writ contained to answer Henry bishop of Norwich concerning 
the alleged debt and detenue of 20/. ; and on the said parson's 
behalf etc. (as above). 

Indenture made between Dame Margaret who was wife of Sir Hugh 
fitz Simond and Richard Lyons citizen of London, being a lease during 
her life to the said Richard, his heirs and assigns, of her manor 
in Lyston co. Esses called the ' Nethermaner,' the advowson of the 
church excepted, rendering yearly in the said town of Lyston 162. 
to the said Margaret or her assigns at Christmas, Easter, Midsummer 
and Michaelmas by even portions, power being reserved to distrain 
for arrears in all the said Richard's lands in that town; covenants 

that the I shall maintain a grange now being upon the manor, 

and shall not cut or fall trees growing within or upon the ditches 

Burrounding the Bame, that if the rent be fifteen days in arrear after 

any term, or if the lessee shall infringe any Of these covenants, n 

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1374. Membrane I5d — cont. 

again and hold the whole manor in her former estate with all goods 
and chattels thereupon found, and for defeasance of a bond in 1001. 
to her made by the lessee, upon condition that he, his heirs or assigns, 
shall pay the said rent and perform the covenants aforesaid. Dated 
London. 6 August 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Margaret at Canter- 
bury. 11 August, before the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury by 
virtue of the king's writ of dedimus potestatem ; and by the said 
Richard in the chancery at Westminster, 16 August. 

Gabriel Fogatus merchant of Plesancia in Lumbardy in chancery 
appoints Lewis Andreu of Florence his attorney to sue for and receive 
his goods lately taken at le Rye in a certain tarit of Genoa (Janua), 
Manuel Vento of Genoa owner (patronus). 



Aug. 4. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Nicholas Bursy 

Westminster, and Robert Camel of Devon to stay the taking of the body of Walter 
Boys of Exeter, and to set him free from prison if attached, bringing 
this writ before the king, although lately by writ the king ordered the 
sheriff to attach the said Walter so as to have him before the king 
in the octaves of Michaelmas next to answer Henry Tamworth upon 
an appeal of mayhem and breach of the peace ; as the said Nicholas 
and Robert have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 201. to have 
him before the king at that day. 

July 26. To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order by mainprise of Master John 
Westminster. Wyclyf of Leycestershire and Ralph Strode of London to stay the 
further execution of the king's late writ ordering him to take Richard 
Beneger parson of Donyngton and imprison him until he should find 
[security] not to depart over sea nor send thither in order to do aught 
to the prejudice of the king or crown or of the realm, and if the said 
Richard be taken, order to set him free ; as the said John and Ralph 
have mainperned in chancery that he shall not prosecute or attempt 
aught, or cause aught to be prosecuted or attempted over sea which 
may tend to the prejudice of the king or crown or of the laws of 
England. 

Aug. 25. William Wakeleyn of Norhamptonshire to Thomas West and Robert 

Westminster, de Heyworth clerks. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in 

default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Norhamptonshire. 

Writing of Thomas West and Robert de Heyworth clerks, being a 
bond to William Wakeleyn of Norhamptonshire in 10 marks payable at 
the Purification next in the church of St. Dunstan by ' Temple barre ' 
London. Dated London, Thursday the feast of St. Bartholomew 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 August. 

Aug. 18. To Thomas de Ingelby, Roger de Kirketon, Walter Pedwardyn, 
Westminster. Richard Hobdene and John de Repynghale. Order to stay until the 
octaves of Michaelmas next the further execution of divers the king's 
late commissions appointing them, four, three and two of them, of 
whom the said Thomas or Roger should be one, justices to make 
inquisition by true men of Lincolnshire what evildoers and disturbers 



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1374. Membrcnu I5d — cant. 

of the peace together with Thomas dc Meaux of Billyngeye, William 
Beket and John Pole of Billyngeye committed divers assaults upon 
the prior of Cattele, brother Thomas Pedwardyn and John Digby 
canons his fellows at Billyngeye, beating, wounding and evil 
entreating them so that their lives were despaired of, and other 
trespasses, and appointing them to hear and determine those trespa- 
according to the law and custom of England, and if by reason of the 
premises they have begun any process against the said Thomas de 
Meaux, William and John Pole or others, order to cause the same to 
be continued until the octaves aforesaid ; as the king is informed 
that the parties have promised and agreed to stand to the award 
and judgment of the earl of Angos. 

Writing of Richard de Exton, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Nicholas de Exton his brother, his heirs and assigns, of all the estate, 
right or title of the said Richard in the lands, rents and services in 
.Middlesex sometime of John de Padebury, and in the lands and 
tenements in the parish of St. Andrew Holbourne in a street called 
Faitourlane sometime of John de Thame worth. Witnesses : John 
Boterwyk, Roger Leget, Roger Potyngton, Stephen Holbourne, 
William atte Marche. Dated Holbourne, 8 September 48 Edward HI. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 September. 

Sept. 14. Robert de Dynelay and Richard his brother to Thomas de Dynelay. 
Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 425 marks, to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane lid. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Robeit Watlyng- 
Westminster. ton of Oxfordshire, Robert Joce of London ' vyntere,' William atte 
Gate of London and William Cornhulle of London ' vyntere ' of the 
city of London, to stay the further execution of a writ of exigents 
against John son of Thomas Pynnere, bringing this writ before the 
justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of .Michaelmas ; as lately by 
writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriffs to put the said John in 
exigents from busting to busting until outlawed if he should not 
appear, and if he should appear to take him and keep him in safe 
custody so as to have his body before the said justices at that day 
to answer William Lynchelade citizen and mercer of London concerning 
the rendering of an account for the time that he was receiver of the 
said Williams moneys ; and the said John is ready so to answer and 

nd to right in all things, [praying] a stay; and the said Rol 
and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 40/. to 
have him before the said justices at the day oam< '1. 

Aug. 29. To the sheriff of Essex. Like order, mutatia mutandis, upon the 
Westminster, petition of William O plain and their petition 

shews that John Wayte clerk i- impleading them before the king 
for an alleged ti . that I re pat in exigents in that county 

to he outlawed for thai thej came not before the king to answer 
thereupon, and that they are ready bo to answi i and stand to right 



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1374, Membrane \4d — cont. 

[in] all things ; and Robert Chaumberleyn, Richard Barfot, William 
Hunt and John Hubert of Essex, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainpcrncd under a pain of 20/. etc. 

Sept. 1. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order by mainprise of John Welleford 

Westminster, citizen and goldsmith of London and John Damport of London to 
stay the taking of the body of Richard Fouke of Cantebrigge, bringing 
this writ before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of St. Martin 
next ; as on his behalf petition is made to the king for a stay, shewing 
that lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take the 
said Richard and keep him in safe custody in prison so as to have his 
body before the said justices on that day to answer Henry de Lacford 
concerning an alleged debt of 40L, and that he is ready so to answer 
and stand to right in all things ; and the said John and John, appearing 
in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 40Z. to have 
him before the said justices at the day named. 

Writing of Ismania who was wife of William son of Edmund Nortoft, 
in her widowhood, being a quitclaim with warranty to Edmund Warner 
of Great Waltham and Joan his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said 
Edmund Warner, of all the lands, rents and services in the town of 
Great Waltham now held bj 7 them the said Edmund and Joan during 
the said Joan's life with reversion to the said Ismania being heir of Henry 
Porter, and which were lately of John Waleys father of the said Joan. 
Dated Waltham aforesaid, 20 August 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
5 September. 

Writing of Katherine de la Pole, being a quitclaim to Sir Edmund 
de Mortemer earl of la Marche and Ulvester and to Dame Philippa his 
wife of the manors of Mersshwodevale co. Dorsete and Brymesfeld 
co. Gloucestre to her the said Katherine granted by Lionel duke of 
Clarence, and all manner of rents, annuities and other charges what- 
soever issuing therefrom. Witnesses : Sir John Lovell, Sir Robert de 
Aisshton, Sir John de Bromwych knights, Sir John de Bysshopeston, 
Sir William de Forde clerks. Dated London, Thursday after St. James 
the Apostle 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 7 September. 

Aug. 20. To the guardian of the spirituality of the archbishopric of Canter- 
Westminster, bury during the vacancy of the see. Request for his prayers, and the 
prayers of the clergy of that diocese, that God will direct the king 
by the way of his commands, and for the prosperity and peace of the 
realm, the princes, nobles and people thereof, hoping that such prayers 
among other works of piety will be of much profit in obtaining divine 
mercy. 

[Foedera.] 

The like to the following bishops : [the names left blank]. 

[Ibid.] 

Writing of John Bollok ' tapicer ' citizen of London, being a quit- 
claim with warranty to William Bollok his brother, Giles de Kellesey 
1 tapicer ' citizens of London, and Thomas Hermesthorp sometime 
parson of St, Mary Fenchurch London, their heirs and assigns, of all 



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1374. Membrane. \\d — cont. 

lands, rents and services in Hallyng, Cokeleston and Rochester co. Kent 
which they had of the said John's gift and feoffment. Witness* 
John Pere. Thomas atte Barnet, Richard Estbroke, John Pontfreit, 
Riohard Dygon. Dated London, 30 July 48 Edward HI. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
11 September. 

Writing of Thomas White of Rouchestre co. Kent, being a bond to 
Robert Dyngelee esquire and Richard Dyngelee his brother in 19/. 2s. 
of them received on loan, to be paid in London 26s. Sd. at Christmas 
next, 265. Sd. at Christmas following, and so from year to year until 
the said sum be fullv paid. Dated London, Thursday the Exaltation 
of Holy Cross 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
14 September. 

Membrane 13c?. 

Charter of John Sepham of Shorham co. Kent, giving with warranty 
to William Xeuport citizen and fishmonger of London, his heirs and 
assigns, the said John's manor called Sepham in the parishes of 
Shorham and Otteford co. Kent, with rents, services, suits of court, 
reliefs, heriots, escheats, homages, wards, marriages, woods, ditches, 
waters, ways, lands, meadows, feedings, pastures etc. whatsoever 
thereto belonging. Dated Otteford, 4 .May 48 Edward III. Witnesses : 
John Boklonde, William Okebourne, William Kerle, Richard Depedene, 
Robert Curtays, Hamon Tymberue. 

Charter of John Sepham of Shorham co. Kent, giving with warranty 
to William Xeuport citizen and fishmonger of London, his heirs and 
assigns, the said John's manor called le Rye in the parish of Otteford 
co. Kent, with rents etc (as above). Date and witnesses (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters in the 
chancery at Westminster, 18 October. 

Charter indented of William Xeuport citizen and fishmonger of 
London, giving to John Sepham of Shorham the said William's manor 
of Sepham in the parishes of Shorham and Otteford, with rents etc. 
(as above), which manor he the said William lately had of the said 
John's gift, to hold to the said John, his heirs and assigns, under 
condition that the said John, his heirs or assigns, shall yearly pay to 
the said William, his heirs or assigns, in his manor of Evor in the 
parish of Kyngesdoune five quarters of wheat at All Saints, and five 
quarters of barley at the Purification, and shall pay and discharge the 
Said William, his heirs and assigns, of 4 marks of yearly rent due to 
the heirs of Thomas Shenle at le Nokelte and issuing from the said 
William's manor of le Rye which he lately had of the said John's gift, 
and also of all rents, ploughing, reaping, carriage, Lopping of wood, 
tossing, stacking and carriage of hay. -uit of court, service in the 
office of reeve and bedel, and all other nuts, services and charges to 

the archbishop of Canterbury belonging to his manor of Otteford 

because Of the Said manor of Rye and thereof due or arising, the 
king's tallage when it -hall happen only excepted ; and if the said 

John, his heirs or assigns, shall therein fail, or if the said William, his 
heirs or assigns, shall be distrained for any rent or service of the -aid 

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1 .'.7 1. Membrane 13d — cont. 

manor of Rye due or arising, and the said John, his heirs or assigns, 
shall not within eight days acquit them thereof contenting them fully 
of their damages, it shall be lawful for the said William and his heirs 
to enter again and hold the said manor of Sepham to them and their 
assigns without gainsaying. Dated Otteford, 10 May 48 Edward III. 
Witnesses (as above). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 October. 

Oct. 24. Gerard de Braybroke the elder knight to Richard de Tissynton 

Westminster, clerk. Recognisance for 20?., to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire. 

Nicholas de Goushille knight to Anker Frechevyle of Staveley, 
Thomas de Staunton and William de Plomeley. Recognisance for 
100 marks payable by instalments ; to be levied etc. in Derbyshire. 

Oct. 25. Henry de Briddale clerk to John de Sleford clerk and John de 

Westminster. Ayermyn clerk. Recognisance for 201. payable by instalments ; 
to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in Bukinghamshire. 

Walter de Cokesey knight to John son of John de Sutton of Lincoln. 
Recognisance for 426Z. 18s. 4rf., to be levied etc. of his lands and 
chattels in Worcestershire. 

Charter of Henry Apuldrefeld, giving to John Pays, his heirs and 
assigns, a yearly rent of 201. to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by 
even portions of all the said Henry's lands in Sturmouth, Estoure in 
Chilham and Oterplaye in Chellocc, with power to distrain for arrears ; 
and the said John is put in seisin thereof by payment of 12d. in part 
of the first year. Dated Monday after St. Luke 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Henry de Apuldrefeld, being the confirmation of a grant 
made by Thomas de Garwynton to John Pays, his heirs and assigns, 
during the life of Joan wife of the said Henry, of a yearly rent of 
20 marks to be taken at All Saints and Easter of all the lands in 
Stourmouth which the said Thomas had of the said Henry's feoffment, 
with power to distrain for arrears. Dated Wednesday after 
All Saints 47 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 25 October this year. 

Oct. 25. Adam son of Robert de Hodershalle to John de Aldeleme. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 13 marks 8s., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Lancashire. 

Charter of John Godfrey of Haveryll, giving to Sir John de Hilton 
clerk for life a yearly rent of 401. to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas 
by even portions of all the said John Godfrey's lands in Haveryll, with 
power to distrain for arrears ; and he has delivered to Sir John de 
Hilton 20s. in name of seisin. Dated London, Thursday before 
St. Simon and St. Jude 48 Edward III. 

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Membram \3d — cotit. 



Oct. 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
•minster, until the quinzaine of Easter next their demand made by exchequer 
summons upon Robert de Alyngton and Alice his wife, sometime 
tenant of the manor of Sentlynge, for the issues of the said manor 
or an account thereof ; as a plea is yet pending without debate in 
chancery between the king and the said Robert and Alice concerning 
that manor. 

Writing of John York of London, being a general release to Michael 
de Ravendale clerk of all actions, plaints and demands by reason of 
any covenant, contract, account, debt, trespass or other matter real 
or personal. Dated the inn of the Convert-. ' Chauncellerlane ' in 
the suburb of London, 20 October 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 November. 

Membrane \2d. 

Sept. 5. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further 

Westminster, execution of the king's late writ ordering the sheriffs to cause Peter 
Shusulle and Giles Dygher 'Flemmyng ' to come before them, and to 
compel the said Peter and Giles to find mainpernors who. under a pain 
to be by the sheriffs laid upon them, would mainpern the said Peter and 
Giles that they should do or procure no hurt or harm to Richard Godard, 
and if they have arrested the said Peter and Giles, order to set them 
free without delay ; as that order was made at the prayer of the said 
Richard, averring that the said Peter and Giles threatened him in 
life and limbs; but John de Wadworth and John Hermon ' foubour ' 
of the city of London have mainperned under a pain of 20 marks 
that they shall not do or procure bodily hurt or harm to the said 
Richard. 

Sept. 5. To the sheriff of Salop. Order, upon the petition of Lewis Andrewe 

Westminster, of Florence, by mainprise of Zanoby Marty n, John Saundre, William 
Tethis and Leonard Beuchyn of London to stay the further publication 
of the exigents against him and the taking of Ins body, bringing this 
writ before the justices of the Bench ; as his petition shews that 
Richard Paunesbury of Wemme is impleading him before the said 
justices for an alleged debt of 400/., that by the king's writ de judicio 
he is put in exigents in Salop to be out la wed for that he came not 
before the said justices to answer, and that he is ready to answer and 
stand to right in all things; and the said Zanoby and the others, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 
400/. to have him before the said justices the day the writ di judicio 
is returnable. 

Sept. 6. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order by mainprise of Richard Serle 
w- fen inster. and Thomas Tillebury of London to stay the publication of the exigents 
against Stephen Maynard and .John Sauny of Fynchele and the taking 
of their bodies, bringing this writ before the king the day the writ 
exigents is returnable; as the said Stephen and John are put in 
exigents in that county to be outlawed for thai they had not William 
Kirkehy before the king in his court at the day appointed, as they 
mainperned to do ; and now they have prayed the king for a st 
they are ready to contenl the king of thai which pertains to him for 
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paid Richard and Thomas, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 100s. to have the said Stephen and 
John before the king at the day mentioned to content him as aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Like writ of supersedeas in favour of 
William de Burton of Cantebrigge, by mainprise of William Coche 
and William de Multon of London. 

Sept. 18. To the sheriff of W T iltesir. Order by mainprise of John de S token - 
Westminster. bury and John Blokleye of the city of London to stay the exigents 
against John Ansty vicar of Crikkelade and the taking of his body, 
bringing this writ before the king ; as John Treweman is impleading 
the said vicar before the king for an alleged trespass, and the 
defendant is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that 
he came not before the king to answer, as the king has learned, and 
has prayed the king for a stay as he is ready to answer and further 
to stand to right in that behalf ; and the said John de Stokenbury 
and John Blokleye, appearing in person in chancery, have main- 
perned under a pain of 201. to have his body before the king the day 
the exigents are returnable. 

Writing of William fitz William of Wanebergh, being a quitclaim 
with warrant}^ to William Marchaunt of Estbury, his heirs and assigns, 
of a toft called Papwellescroft, 20 acres of arable land and 5| acres of 
meadow in ' Eforlong,' pasture for seven oxen in Northovere and for 
three plough horses in the Worth etc. in Estwanebergh, rendering 
yearly to the chief lord in time to come 5s. only as a contribution 
towards the rent due to the chief lord of the tenement late of John 
fitz William. Of the said arable land 2 acres lie together in the 
' Balicroft ' between land of the rectory and land of John le Houpere, 
2 there together between land of Robert Palmere and land of John 
Ricardes, 2 acres together in the ' Cornmerssh ' between land of John 
Maydekyn and land of John Reysoun, one half acre there between 
land of Thomas Litle and land of Ralph Jogul, one half acre in the 
' Breche Overrudelake ' between land of John Maydekyne and land of 
William Laneman, one acre there one head extending upon the 
' Middelhegge ' by land of the warden, one acre in the Northbreche 
between land of John Bakhous and land of William atte Whitebrigge, 
one acre there one head extending upon the Broke by land of the 
warden, 2 acres together one head extending upon Reysonsoles by 
land of Thomas Polton, one acre at 'Wyndmullepost ' by land of 
William Laneman, one acre at Melkpanne by land of Robert Palmere, 
four butts making one acre in ' Litelcoumbe,' one acre called ' Gard- 
brodaker ' by land of Robert Palmer, one acre at Langelinch by land 
of the said William Marchaunt, one acre at ' Coppedstret ' by land of 
Thomas Polton, one acre lying athwart the ' Weteforw ' by ' Presteslond' 
and one acre in ' Coppedstonesforlong ' one head extending upon the 
' Weteforwforlong.' For this release etc. William Marchaunt has 
given 331. Witnesses : John Covyntree, Robert Palmere, Thomas 
Fox, John Maj^dekyne, Robert Perham, Robert Eton. Dated 

V Wanebergh, 1 August 48 Edward III. 

>' \ Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
" 6 October. * 




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Writing of John de Cosyngton, brother of Stephen de Cosyngton 
knight of Kent, being a quitclaim with warranty to Adam Praunceys, 
William Balden, John Swetbon clerk, Richard Croa and John Pyel, 
their heirs ami assigns, of the manor of Akrise in the parish of Akrise 
by Klham and the manor of Cosyngton in the parish of Aillesford 
and Boxlee co. Kent. Dated London, Tuesday before St. Edward 
the King 48 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
10 October. 

Oct. 14. John Payn citizen and armourer of London to William de Burton 

Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 16. John Cordray clerk to Hugh de Gaudeby clerk. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 8 marks, to be levied etc. in .Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John Worthe knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Roger Dalyngregge, his heirs and assigns of all lands, rents and 
services in Flecchynge, Maresfeld, Sorstedekaynes and elsewhere in 
Sussex and Surrey which the said Roger lately had by grant and demise 
of the said John, and of a yearly rent of 5 marks which the said Roger 
used to pay him for the premises. Witnesses : John Seyntcler, 
Thomas Leukenore knights, Richard Manfe, Richard de Halle, 
William Mareschal, John Boylv, John atte Boure. Dated Flecchynge, 
Friday after St. Luke 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 October. 

Oct. 18. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order by mainprise of Robert Norwich 

Westminster, chaplain and Thomas Kirkelee of Norfolk to stay the taking a second 
time of security from Simon Gilbert parson of St. Margaret Westwyk 
in Norwich and Stephen parson of Bouthorp, although lately by writ 
the king ordered the sheriff to take of them security that they should 
not cross over to foreign parts nor attempt ought to the prejudice of 
the king or crown ; as the said Robert and Thomas, appearing in 
person in chancery, have mainperned for them under a pain of 100/. 
that they shall not so do. 

Membrane lid. 
Sept. 14. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 
Westminster, to be made in the city and suburbs of London on the king's behalf 
forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture bo inflict wrong, trouble, 
hurt, violence, hindrance or grievance in their persons or property upon 
any merchant* or others of Portugal of whatsoever condition coming 
into the king's realm and power at their pleasure for traffic or other 
honest cause, there abiding and thence departing, but to enti 
them peaceably as the king's friends and well wishei by advice 

of tie- council the king has made order thai all merchants and oth 
of Portugal m.i\ so come thither, there abide and thence depart totheii 

own parts m> often as shall BOem good to them. 

\F02dera, with erroneous reference t<> »<■ iOd.] 



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The like to the following : 
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton and three other towns, and 

of the city of Exeter. 
The mayor and sheriff of Bristol. 
The bailiffs of Briggewauter. 

William Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports or his lieutenant. 
[Ibid.] 

Writing of John duke of Brittany count of Montfort and earl of 
Richemont, being a receipt and acquittance to Sir Robert de Kanolles 
of 3.000 francs of gold upon his bond. Dated London, 3 October 1374, 
48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 October. 

Writing of Richard de Bitherne vicar of Gestyngthorp, being a 
quitclaim to Sir Philip Melrethe clerk of a yearly rent of 4 marks to 
be taken during the said vicar's life of the manor of Thele co. Hertford. 
Dated Gestyngthorp, 1 September 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Gestnyngthorp 1 October, 
before Robert de Muskham clerk by virtue of the king's writ to him 
addressed, which is on the file for this year. 

Oct. 18. John del Clay clerk, Nicholas de Massyngham, William Bateman, 

Westminster. John Bisshop and Robert Sterne to Gerard de Bray broke the elder. 
Recognisance for 2001., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Norffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 19. John de Nevylle lord of Raby knight to Robert de Knolles knight. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made between Sir Walter de Cokesey knight and John 
son of John de Sutton of Lincoln, being the defeasance of a recog- 
nisance in 426/!. 13s. 4d. to the said John made by the said Walter, 
upon condition that the said Walter and Isabel his wife shall before 
the octaves of St. Hilary next come before Sir Roger de Kirketon 
or another justice agreed upon by the parties in the counties of 
Wyrcestre or Warrewyk, and shall levy a fine, with warranty 
for them and the heirs of the said Isabel, of six messuages, four 
tofts, twelve bovates of land, 14 acres of meadow, 100 acres of 
wood and the rent of lib. pepper in Neubell, Langwath and Maidewell 
co. Lincoln to John de Sutton the father and his heirs according 
to the appointment of the said John the father or of his counsel, 
and in case they do not so, that they shall before the octaves of the 
Purification come before the justices of the Common Bench and levy 
a fine as aforesaid, or if the said Isabel die whereby such fine may not 
be levied, that the said Walter or some other in his name shall pay 
2131. 6s. Sd. to the said John the father or to his executors at Lincoln 
on the Sunday after Easter next, so that the said John the father, his 
heirs or assigns, shall that same day demise again the premises without 
warranty to Sir Walter, his heirs or assigns, discharged of all charges 
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being levied aa aforesaid. Sir Walter shall before Easter next cause 

the said John the father, his heirs and assigns, to have a release 
with warranty of the premises from Henry de Penne chaplain and 
John de Orleton ; also in case the said Walter, his heirs or some other 
in their name, shall pay 2132. 6s. Sd. to the said John the father or his 

executors, and the said John the father or his heirs will not make the 
demise aforesaid. Dated 26 October 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John the son in the 
chancery at Westminster, 26 October. 

Nov. 2. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for particular causes, to cause 

Westminster, proclamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any man 

of whatsoever estate or condition under pain of forfeiture thereof 

secretly or openly to take wheat out of England to any foreign parts, 

or to cause it to be so taken. 

[Foedera, with erroneous reference to m. 1GV/.] 

The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 

The like to William Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant there. 

[Ibid.] 

Writing of Roger Wolferston and Thomas dil Ook, being a quitclaim 
to John Spice of the manor of Spayneshalle in Wilynghale Spayne 
co. Essex. Witnesses : Richard Haverlond, John Belstede, John 
Gerard. Dated Gippewich, Monday in the third week of Lent 37 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, 7 November 
this year. 

Nov. 8. Gilbert de Culchith to John de Blakeburne. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 201., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Lancashire. 

Cancelled on payment. 



John Isak to John Restaek and John Penros. 
100 marks, to be levied etc. in Cornwall. 



Recognisance for 



Nov. 8. To A. archbishop of York. Prohibition against attempting or 

Westminster, suffering to be attempted by authority of any grant or licence of the 
king to Henry Westbroke clerk or by any other authority or colour 
whatsoever aught which may tend to the contempt or prejudice of 
the king, to impair the judgment hereinafter mentioned and the effect 
thereof, or to the disherison of the crown or people, and order to 
revoke without delay any such attempt made by the archbishop oral 
his command, knowing that otherw ise the king w il! be w roth w ith him 
not without cause aa one who impugns the rights of the crown ; aa 
William de Fyncheden knight Richard Mutford clerk and John de 
Dyngley the younger lately recovered in the king's court before the 
justices of the Bench against John late prior of the Hospital of St. John 

of Jerusalem in England their presentation to the eh inch of X on nan ton 

in the diocese of York lately \ oid and in their gift, as appeara l'.\ the 
tenor <>l the record and process sent into chancer} at the king's com* 
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a right in the said church by collation of the pope, which he has not 
nor may have for that the same is of lay patronage as aforesaid, and 
scheming for the disherison of the king and crown, to impugn so far as 
he may the judgment rendered in the king's court, and to disturb John 
Went whom the said John de Dyngley with the said William (now 
deceased) presented to the said church, is purposing to cite the said 
John Went to answer before the archbishop in the court christian 
touching his possession thereof, and to prosecute a plea therein to 
impair the right and judgment aforesaid, to the disherison of John 
de Dyngley and of the crown and the subversion of the laws and 
customs of the realm ; and it is the king's will to resist such prejudice 
to himself and the crown and people, as he is bound to do. 

Membrane l0d 

Indenture made between the king and Robert Plummere of London, 
being a lease for four years from Michaelmas last, niade by mainprise 
of William Lambourne, Arnald Ingelbrygh' and Thomas Gone of the 
counties of London and Middlesex, of the subsidy upon cloths for 
sale in the city and suburbs of London and in Middlesex granted to 
the king by the lords and commons of the realm to have release of the 
forfeiture of ulnage thereupon laid of old time, to wit 4rf. the cloth 
of assize without grain, 6d. the cloth of assize of scarlet, and 5d. the 
cloth of assize of half grain, half that subsidy of every half cloth, and 
in proportion of every other cloth exceeding the half cloth of assize 
by three ells or more not being a whole cloth, or exceeding the whole 
cloth of assize by three ells or more, taking the moiety of the ancient 
forfeiture thereof, and rendering every year 100 marks at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions. Covenants that in case the subsidy 
or parcel thereof cease by order of the king or council during that 
term the farmer, his deputies and heirs shall be quit of his farm from 
the time such payment shall first cease ; that they shall be quit toward 
the king in time to come of all impeachments concerning the collection 
and administration of the subsidy, saving to every man his action if 
he will complain of extortion or excess ; that they shall never be 
compelled to account to the king for the issues of the subsidy, but 
only to answer for their said farm ; that the king has given licence to 
let the same to farm at pleasure to any who will take it in gross or in 
parcel without impeachment of the king or his ministers in time to 
come ; that whereas in the statute it is contained that all manner 
of cloths exposed for sale before being sealed with the seal appointed 
for the purpose shall be forfeit to the king, the farmer and his deputies 
shall be bound to deliver by indenture all cloths found so forfeit in 
the time of his farm to the sheriff of the county where they shall be 
found, who shall answer for them to the king upon his account, so 
that by such indentures the farmer and his deputies shall be thereof 
discharged ; that in case the farmer shall have occasion to sue any 
persons by way of account or otherwise for aught concerning his 
farm, the king will lay to his hand and be a party in aid of the farmer ; 
that commissions shall be made to particular persons at the farmer's 
nomination to make inquisition in the city and suburbs and in the 
county aforesaid in what towns and places cloth is made, and every 
maker of cloth shall be forbidden under pain of forfeiture to suffer 
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seal appointed for the purpose; thai the Beala which serve for this 
office shall from Michaelmas be new made by advice of the council 
and the fanner, and the other seals now used shall be given up and 
put in the treasury to avoid damage which might thereby happen to 
the fanner during the said term ; and that in ease the Bubsidy shall 
be further let to farm after the said term, and the farmer will take it, 
he shall have the preference for the sum that others will give without 
fraud or covin, saving always to the king the moiety of the forfeiture 
of cloth aforesaid. Dated Westminster, II October 48 Edward III. 
French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Writing of John abbot of Welhowe and the convent, giving at the 

instance of the king to John de Waltham clerk 40.s\ to be taken of their 
house every year at Christmas by him or his attorney at Welhowe 
until provision be by them made for him of an acceptable benefice. 
Dated Welhowe in chapter. (5 July 48 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the abbot, 21 October. 

Oct. 30. John Goldestone to John Blount. Recognisance for 20 marks, to 

Westminster, be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Cambridgeshire. 

Writing of Michael de Ravendale clerk, being a general release to 
John York of London of all actions, plaints and demands by reason 
of covenant, contract, account, debt, trespass or other matter real or 
personal. Dated the inn of the Converts in ' Chauncellerlane ' in 
the suburb of London. 20 October 48 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 November. 

Nov. 15. William son of Simon Swanland of Middlesex to William de Bury 

Westminster, citizen and fishmonger of London. Recognisance for 40/., to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John Baud and William 

Kelleshall executors of William de Bury. 

Nov. 13. Walter Amy as, John Abraham, John Donne. John l*i at clerks and 

Westminster. Ralph de Walsham to John de Neville lord of Raby. Recognisance 
for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Norhamptonshire, N'orilolk, 
Warwickshire etc. 
Note that this recognisance was received by the chancellor. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Me MBit axe 9d. 

Nov. 10. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to stay altogether the taking of 

Westminster, the body of .Master Thomas Shepton farmer of Chyweton church and 
of the archdeaconry of Wells, although lately at the information of 
John bishop of Bath and Wells, signifying to the king by Letters patent 
that the said Thomas and certain others of that diocese, being by his 
authority as ordinary excommunicated by reason of their oontumaoy 
in not paying the tenth last granted to the king In theolergj of England, 

would not Be justified bj ecclesiastical censures, the king bj writ 

ordered the sheriff to Justify them by their bodies according to the 
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their contempt as for the wrong by them done ; as in consideration 
of the good behaviour heretofore found and (as the king hopes) 
hereafter to be found in Simon cardinal of Canterbury, who is arch- 
deaeon of Wells, the king of his favour has pardoned the said cardinal 
the portion of the tenth falling upon that archdeaconry ; and the 
said Thomas has found in chancery John Wadham and John Witteney 
of Oxfordshire his mainpernors, who have mainperned for him that 
he shall truly pay to the collector the portion of the said tenth falling 
upon him for Chyweton church. 

Nov. 14. Robert de Plumpton knight to William de Mirfeld clerk. Recog- 
Westminster. nisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John de Braham knight and Margery his wife, being a grant 
and surrender to Sir Robert Mounteney knight, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor of Heywode in the town of Disse co. Norffolk which they 
hold during the said Margery's life of the said Robert's heritage, the 
third parts of the manors of Gyppyngge Neuton co. Suffolk and Gynge 
Mounteney co. Essex and of 20 marks of yearly rent to be taken of 
William Swanland and his heirs of his manor of North Mymmes 
co. Hertford, which they hold in dower of his heritage by endowment 
of Sir John Mounteney knight the said Margery's first husband. Dated 
Gyppyngge Neuton, Monday after St. Martin 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John de Braham, 
16 November. 

Writing indented of Robert Mounteney knight, granting to 
Sir John de Braham knight and Margery his wife during the said 
Margery's life a yearly rent of 381. to be taken of his manors of Heywode 
co. Norffolk, Gyppyngg Neuton co. Suffolk and Gynge Mounteney 
co. Essex at Christmas, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas by even 
portions, with power to distrain for arrears ; and for further security 
granting to the said John and Margery during the said Margery's 
life a yearly rent of 106s. 8d. to be taken as aforesaid, upon condition 
that if the said rent of 38/. be one quarter in arrear in whole or in part 
after any term of payment it shall bs lawful for the said John and 
Margery to distrain for 26s. Sd. of the said rent of 106s. 8d., and if 
the first rent be truly paid the latter rent shall cease so long as the 
first shall be so paid. Dated Brantham co. Suffolk, Thursday the 
feast of St. Edmund Bishop and Confessor 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Robert and John, 
16 November. 

Nov. 20. Thomas Giffard knight to Nicholas Twyford citizen of London. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 501., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Oxfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Giffard knight to Nicholas de Twyford citizen and goldsmith 
of London. Recognisance for 200/. to be levied etc. (as above). 



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Nov. 19. Thomas Flemmyng of Croston and John del Stone of Hekmunde- 
Westminster. wyke to Robert de Faryngton clerk. Joint and several reoognisanoe 
for 40s., to be levied etc. in Lancashire. 

Nov. 21. Walter de la Lee knight to Robert Marchal the elder of Welde and 

Westminster. John le Rons of Norton Maundeville. Recognisance for 100/., to be 
levied etc. in Essex. 

Philip Grey of Landeford to John Lysurs of Northmuskham. 
Recognisance for 60/., to be levied etc. in Xotynghamshire. 

Writing of John de Charleton of Middlesex and Thomas his son. 
being a confirmation with warranty to John son of William Rivel of 
Bukeby, "his heirs and assigns, of the estate in fee simple which he has 
by feoffment of Robert Oweyn of Pulteneye in all the lands, rents, 
services and reversions in the towns of Edmundscote and Milwirton 
co. Warewik, Lilleburne co. Norhampton, Dadlyngton and Hvnkele 
co. Leycestre which the said Robert had of the gift of the said John 
Charleton, and quitclaim of the premises ; also a grant with like 
warranty to the said John Rivel and his heirs of all rents and services 
in the said towns which they the said John Charleton and Thomas 
or either of them now has, and of the reversion of all lands, rents and 
services in the said towns of Edmundiscote, Milwirton and Lillebourne 
now held in dower by Joan who was wife of James Spigurnel by 
endowment of her said husband with reversion to them. Witnesses : 
John Wroth the younger, Robert de Pulteneye, Thomas Twe of 
Welton, William Vavasour of Wykelee. Dated 12 August 48 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Charleton, 21 
November. 

W T riting of Isabel who was wife of John de Stow of Newcastle upon 
Tyne, granting with warranty to John de Bernardcastell clerk, his 
heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 40s. to be taken at Martinmas and 
Whitsuntide by even portions of all her lands and tenements in the 
town of Gatisheved, with power to distrain for arrears. Dated London, 
the morrow of All Souls 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November. 

Membrane 8d. 

Indenture made at London, 15 July 48 Edward 111, between 
Sir Nicholas de Lovayne, Sir Aubrey de Veer, Sir Arnald Savage, 
Sir Bernard Brocas, Sir John Pekbrugge and Margaret Ins wife, Robert 
Belknap, John Colpeper and Roger <!<• Asshebournham of the one 
part and John Revell son of William Revel! of the other part, 
witnessing that whereas the said John Revell has by deed enrolled 
made a grant, confirmation and quitclaim with warranty to the firs! 
parties, in their possession being, their heirs and assigns, of the manors 

of Penshurst, xenesfeld, Northpark and Osprenge, a messue 

oik; carucate and 200 acres of land, loo acres of meadow . 300 acres of 

pasture and 300 acres of w 1 m Penshurst, Tonebrugge. Leghe, 

Bytteberugh, Speldhurst, Chydyngstone and the manor ol Southalle 
in Wollewyche, the advowe 1 Penshursl chapel, one acre of wood 

in Eselyng and (lie advowson of the church in knit and BsSOZ, of the 



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manor of Popeler, three messuages, four tofts, two water mills called 
' Crachemilles,' one fulling mill, 109 acres of land, 220 acres of pasture, 
!»/. 3s. 4d. of nut in Stebynghethe, Esthamme, Ntratforde, Kdelmeton, 
Bakeneye, Brambele and Eldeford with all lands, rents and lordships 
in Estsmethefeld by the Tower of London in Middlesex, the manors 
of Ditton Camoys, Nwafham Priour and Chevelee, three messuages, 
I'lo acres of pasture and a mill in Ditton Camoys, Nwafham Priour, 
Chevelee and Asshelee and the advowsons of Chevelee church and 
the chapels of Nwafham Priour and Ditton Camoys in Cambridgeshire, 
the manor of Wytheresfeld with appurtenances in Horset and Haver- 
hull and the advowson of Wytheresfeld church in Suffolk, and all 
other the manors, lands, rents, mills, woods, meadows, pastures, 
waters, fisheries, services, liberties, lordships,* customs, reversions, 
knights' fees, advowsons of churches and chapels etc. in the said 
counties which were ever of Nir John de Pulteneye or Nir William 
his son and heir, the inn called Coideherbergh, all lands, rents and 
lordships upon the ' Haywarf,' the said ' wharf ' and all other lands, 
rents, services and lordships in the parish of All Hallows the Great 
with the reversions in the city of London, in demesne and in reversion, 
nevertheless the said first parties will and grant to the said John Revell 
that in case they, their heirs or any of them or their assigns shall 
bring writ of warranty of charter against him or his heirs, or writ of 
covenant to deraign the warranty in order to obtain the value thereof 
by reason of any action or plaint against the said first parties, their 
heirs or assigns or any of them, or by reason of any entry or lawful 
seisin of the premises which may be made upon them or any of them 
by any person other than the said John Revell or his heirs, or they 
shall vouch the said John Revell or his heirs to warranty upon any 
writ against them brought by any other person, the said John Revel 
or his heirs shall not be bound to warrant them but shall be thereof 
discharged, provided always that in case such entry, action or plaint 
to recover the premises or parcel thereof be made by the said John 
Revell or his heirs, he and they shall be so bound to the said first parties, 
their heirs and assigns and to all who in time to come shall have their 
estate in parcel of the premises or in all, so as to be by the said 
covenant of warranty debarred from every claim, right, action and 
demand in all the premises, the other articles remaining in force, to 
wit that they shall never be grieved by warranty at the suit of a 
stranger, but that at their own suit and deed the warranty shall be 
in force. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, by the said Nicholas, John 
Pekbrugge and Roger 23 October, by the said Arnald and Robert 
24 October, and by the said Bernard 27 October. 

Indenture made at London, 15 July 48 Edward III, between 
Nir Nicholas de Lovayne, Nir Aubrey de Veer, Sir Arnald Savage, 
Sir Bernard Brocas, Sir John Pekbrugge and Margaret his wife, 
Robert Belknap, John Colpeper and Roger de Asshebournham of the 
one part and Thomas de Charleton son of John de Charleton of the 
other part, witnessing that whereas the said Thomas has by deed 
enrolled made a grant, confirmation and quitclaim to the first 
parties, in their possession being, their heirs and assigns, of the 
manors of Penshurst etc. (as in the last). 



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1374. Membrane id. 

with clause of warranty, nevertheless the said first parties will and 
grant to the said Thomas etc. (aa above). French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, by the said Nicholas, John 
Pekbrugge and Roger 23 October, by the said Arnald and Robert 
"_' I October, and by the said Bernard 27 October. 

Indenture made at London, 15 July 48 Edward III, between 
Sir Nicholas de Lovayne, Sir Aubrey de Veer, Sir Arnald Savage, 
Sir John Pekebrugge and Margaret his wife, Robert Belknap, John 
Colpeper and Roger de Asshebournham of the one part and Robert 
Owayn of Pulteneye of the other part, witnessing that whereas the 
said Robert Owayn has by deed enrolled made a grant, confirmation 
and quitclaim with warranty to the first parties, in their possession 
being, their heirs and assigns, of the manors of Penshurst etc. 
(as above), nevertheless the said first parties will and grant to the 
said Robert Owayn etc. (as above). French. 

Membrane Gd. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the last indenture, by the said 
Nicholas, John Pekbrugge and Roger 23 October, by the said Arnald 
and Robert 24 October, and by the said Bernard 27 October. 

Writing of Thomas de Charleton, son of John de Charleton, being a 
grant to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne. Sir Aubrey de Veer, Sir Arnald 
Savage. Sir Bernard Brokas, Sir John Pekbrugge and Margaret his 
wife, John Colpeper, Robert Belknap and Roger de Asshebournham 
of the manors of Penshurst etc. (as above), in their possession being, 
confirming their estate therein, and a quitclaim with warranty of the 
premises to them, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses : Sir Re'vnald 
de Cobham, Sir Richard de Totesham, Sir John Seintcler, Sir William 
deCobham knights. Sir William EareweU parson of Penshurst, William 
Strete the king's ' botiler,' John Chydycroft, James de Pekham, Simon 
de Burgh. Dated Penshurst, 10 July 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 November. 



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Writing of William atte Wodeton. son and heir of Bartholomew 
atte Wodeton of Acton, being a quitclaim with warranty to John 
Holmes of Acton and Isabel Ins wile ami to the said John's heirs of 
fcWO messuages with appurtenances in Acton which the said John 
and Isabel hold for a term of years by demise of the said William. 
Witnesses: Richard de Eston, Thomas Fightere, William Afordon, 
Richard Clerk of Acton. Robert atte Hangre. Dated \. ton. Thursday 
after Michaelmas 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 November. 

Indenture made, bet ween Cicely Tin bur\ ille of the one part and 

Walter Clopton and Edith his wife of the other part, bcin rani 

to the lid Walter and Edith for their lives of all the lands, mills. 

courts, rents and services in Shepton Beauchamp Bometime held by 
Valentine atte Forde, without rendering aught to the said Cicely and 
to her heirs ; and a quitclaim to the Baid Walter and hi- hen- of all 



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the lands by him now held in Stokelynch. Dated London, 1 December 
18 Edward III. French. 

M> mora nd am of acknowledgment by the said Cicely and Walter, 
G December. 

Membrane 5d. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 40s. to be taken of all 
her lands in the town of Gatisheved granted by Isabel who was wife 
of John de Stow of Newcastle upon T}me to John de Bernardcastelle 
clerk, his heirs and assigns, upon condition that the said Isabel or her 
heirs shall pay to the said John, his heirs or assigns, 61. 13s. 4d. 
Dated London, 7 November 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John, 20 November. 

Writing of Thomas de Hoo knight, being a grant to Edmund de 
Walsyngham, his heirs and assigns, of all rents and services of the 
tenants of the said Thomas in the towns in (sic) Great Everisdon 
and Little Everisdon, a release of all manner of actions, and a quit- 
claim with warranty to the said Edmund, his heirs and assigns, of all 
right in the manor of Everisdon and the said towns, and in the towns 
of Berton, Gransete, Kyngeston and Wynpole and all other lands etc. 
in those tow r ns now held by the said Edmund by gift and feoffment 
of him the said Thomas or Robert his son or by any title by reason of 
Isabel his wife, with woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, ways, paths, 
rents, villeins and all that goes with them. Witnesses : John 
Dengayn knight, Baldwin de Sancto Georgio knight, William Castell- 
acre, William Fithian, William Knesale. Dated Great Everisdon, 
Monday after St. Katherine 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 November. 

Writing of Robert Ede, being a quitclaim with warranty to Peter 
de Bourne and Alice his wife, their heirs and assigns, of all the lands, 
woods, meadows, feedings and pastures in Westebroke in the parish 
of Warblyngton which they hold to fee farm of him the said Robert. 
Witnesses : Thomas Haket, Nicholas Rous, Geoffrey Dene, William 
Illovere, John de Butterwyk. Dated Westminster, Friday after 
St. Andrew 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 December. 

Writing of John son of Edmund Rose, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John Bernes citizen of London, William Mulsho clerk, 
Edward de Cherdestoke clerk, John de Freton clerk and Robert 
Brom of Warrewyk, their heirs and assigns, of the whole manor in 
Drayton by Abyndon co. Berkes sometime of Gilbert de Ellesfeld, 
and all other lands, meadows, feedings, pastures etc. in the said town 
of Drayton Avhich William de Greseleye clerk, John de Ploufeld clerk 
and John Vyncent of London lately had by gift and feoffment of the 
said Edmund his father. Dated Westminster, Wednesday the eve of 
St. Andrew 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 December. 

Dec. 6. Henry de Molyns to Walter Clopton and Lawrence Janyn. Recog- 

Westminster. nisance for 201., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Somerset. 



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1374. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Charter of Cicely Turburville lady of Hacche Beauchamp co. Somer- 
set, giving with warranty to William de Broughton, Richard Firman 
chaplain and Richard Bylyndon, their heirs and assigns, all her lands 
with meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, wards, marriages and 
reversions in Wodemeresthorn and Xotfeld co. .Surrey. Witnesses: 
Sir Fulk de Bermyngham, Sir Edmund de la Pole knights, Walter de 
Clopton, Peter atte Wode, John Oliver the younger. Dated Borstal] 
co. Bukingham, Sunday after St. Martin 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 December. 

Charter of Cicely Turburville, giving with warranty to Fulk de 
Bermyngham knight, Master Thomas Alston, Valentine atte Ford 
clerk, William de Broughton and Richard Bilyngdon, their heirs and 
assigns, her manor of Murifeld co. Somerset. Witnesses : Walter 
Clopton, Nicholas Bolour, Thomas Payn, John Crop', William 
Capelond. Dated London, 5 December 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 December. 

Charter of Cicely Turburville, giving with warranty to Sir Fulk de 
Bermyngham knight, Master Thomas Alston, Valentine atte Forde 
clerk, William de Broughton and Richard Bilyndon, their heirs and 
assigns, all her lands in Sturmunstre Mareschall co. Dorset, with 
meadows, feedings, pastures, reversions,* wards, marriages, reliefs, 
escheats etc. Witnesses : Walter Clopton, Robert Bere, Robert 
James. Dated London, 5 December 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Cicely Turburville, being a general release to Valentine 
atte Forde clerk of all actions, plaints and demands, real and personal, 
by reason of debt, account, trespass, covenant, condition, receipt, 
livery, contract or other matter whatsoever. Dated London, 

4 December 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Cicely Turburville, being a general release to Richard 
de Bilyndon of all actions etc. (as the hist). Dated London. 

5 December 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writings, 8 December. 

Dec. 16. To all and singular the stewards and sheriffs of WVvsford, Teperary 

Westminster, and Kilkenny in Ireland. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that every man of Ireland of whatsoever estate or condition willing 
to come to the city <>i' Waterford with wheat and other victuals for 
sale may freely pass thither without molestation : as the king lias 
grantedto the mayor and citizens of Waterford that bo it may be. 
[Foedera.] 

MSMBR INS \<l. 
Writing of .John Revell. son of William Kevell. being a grant to 

Sir Nicholas de Lovayne, Sir Aubrey de Veer. Sir Arnald Savage, 
So Bernard Brokas, sir John Pekbrugge and Margaret his wife, John 
Colpeper, Robert Belknap and Roger de Asshebournham d the manors 
of Penshurst etc. (cm above; see p. 107), in then- | ion being, 



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confirming their estate therein, and a quitclaim with warranty of the 
premises to them, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses : Sir Reynald 
de Cobham, Sir Richard de Totesham, Sir John Seintcler, Sir William 
de Cobham knights, Sir William Harewell parson of Penshurst, 
William Strete the king's ' boteller,' John Chydecroft, James de 
Pekham, Simon de Burgh. Dated Penshurst, Tuesday 11 July 
48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 November. 

Writing of Gilbert Talbot knight lord of Eccleswalle, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Sir John Bromwych knight, his heirs and 
assigns, of the manor and advowson of Credenhulle with all 
appurtenances in Herefordshire, now held of the said Gilbert's heritage 
by the said John and Elizabeth his wife, mother of the said Gilbert, 
for her life only with reversion to her said son. Witnesses : Thomas 
Chaundos, Richard de la Bere, John Eylesford knights, Hugh de 
Monynton, John de Oldecastel, John ap Res. Baldwin de Bruge. 
Dated Credenhulle, 16 April 43 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 November this year. 

Writing of Henry de Chadirton bailiff of the wapentake of Westederbi- 
shire co. Lancaster, being a general release to Robert de Faryngton 
clerk of all manner of actions real and personal. Dated Westminster, 
26 October 48 Edward III. 

Writing of Henry de Chadirton bailiff etc. (as the last), being a 
general release to Robert de Plesyngton of all manner of actions real 
and personal. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 
21 November. 

Nov. 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further 
Westminster, execution of the king's late writ ordering them to cause Robert de 
Middelton to come before them, and to compel him to find mainpernors 
who, under a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon them, would main- 
pern him that he should not do nor procure hurt or harm to William 
Kent of London ' girdeler,' and if they have arrested the said Robert, 
order to set him free without delay ; as that order was made at the 
prayer of the said William, averring that the said Robert threatened 
him in life and limbs ; but John Neuport of Norffolk, John Broxburne 
of London, Thomas Neville and John Boynton of Yorkshire have 
mainperned under a pain of 20/. that he shall do or procure no bodily 
hurt or harm to the said William. 



Dec. 4. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order, upon the petition of Henry 

Westminster, parson of Wynhale by Winchester, by mainprise of William Froille 
of the county of Suthampton, John Wilman, Robert Somborne and 
John Torshawe of London to stay the taking of his body ; as his 
petition shews that William Boclond is impleading him before the 
justices of the Bench for an alleged trespass against the said Walter 
(sic), and that by writ de judicio the sheriff is ordered to take his body 
so as to have him before the said justices at a set day therein contained, 
although he is ready to answer the said Walter and to stand to right 



48 EDWARD III. 113 



1374. Membrane Ad — cont. 

in all things ; and the said William Froille and the others have 
mainperned in chancery under a pain of '101. to have his body 
hefore the said justices at the day the said writ de judicio is returnable. 

Membrane 3d. 

Indenture of defeasance of a statute merchant, hearing date London 

3 November 45 Edward III, whereby Dame Cicely Turburville is 
bound to Valentine atte Ford clerk in 400/., upon condition that 
whereas the said Cicely has given to the said Valentine and to his heirs 
for ever all the lands, rents, services and reversions which she had in 
Dorton under Bernewode co. Bukingham, and likewise all the vessels 
of gold and silver which she had at this date, and whereas the said 
Valentine has in time past been receiver of her moneys, he, his heirs 
and executors shall not in time to come be impleaded nor troubled 
by the said Cicely, her heirs or executors or by another in their name 
by writ of account, trespass or otherwise. Dated London, 

4 December 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, G December. 

Dec. 8. To William de Offord and his fellows, justices appointed to preserve 

Westminster, the peace in Suffolk. Order by mainprise of William cle Klmham 
knight and Ralph de Shelton knight of Norffolk to stay altogether 
the taking of the body of William Assheman, and if he be taken to set 
him free, although lately at the prayer of Walter Duke, averring that 
the said William Assheman threatened him in life and limbs, the king 
by writ ordered the said justices to cause William Assheman to come 
before them and compel him to find mainpernors who, under a pain 
to be by the justices laid upon them, would mainpern him that he 
should not do or procure any hurt to the said Walter ; as the said 
knights, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned that ho 
shall do or procure no bodily hurt to the said Walter. 

Dec. 16. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order by mainprise of Thomas 

Westminster. Alfide, Thomas Trygge, John Seymour and Robert Alfide of London 
to set free Alan Deye of Waterbeche from prison ; as the king by w i it 
ordered the sheriff to attach the said Alan so as to have him before the 
king's justices at Westminster in the octaves of St. Hilary next to 
answer as well the king as the abbess of Deneye wherefore he, being 
lately retained in her service at Deneye it is said, withdrew therefrom 
I H fore the term agreed contrary to the ordinance ; and by virtue of that 
writ the sheriff has taken and imprisoned him, wherefore the said Alan 
has petitioned the king to be set free until the day the said writ i- 
returnable, as he is ready to answer the king and the said abbess and 
to stand to right in all things ; and the said Thomas and the others 
have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 10/. to have him before 
the said justices at that day. 

Writing of John Osbern one of the executors of Godfrey de la Rokele, 
being a receipt and acquittance to Robert Biouskham clerk for 601. 
in part payment of 200 marks. Dated London 16 October 
48 Edward III. 

Writing of John Osbern the younger and Nicholas Raunche, exeoul 

of Godfrey de la Rokele, being a receipt and acquittance to 

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137-1. Membrane 3d — cont. 

Robert de Muskham clerk for 60?., in part payment of 200 marks 
wherein he is bound to them. Dated London, the feast of St. Thomas 
the Apostle 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings by the 
said John, 22 December. 

1375. 

Writing of Sir John de Stodeye citizen of London and Arnald 
(Arnauton) de Saumont esquire on the one part, being proctors of the 
lord of Caupene, as appears by a proxy under his seal with the mark 
of Michael de Seint Johan notary of the principality of Aquitaine, and 
dated Maleleone 17 April 1374, and John Michel burgess and merchant 
vintner of London of the other part, reciting a bond of the said vintner 
dwelling in London to the said lord and to the bishop of Xaintez and 
Piers de le Crote as his attorneys and factors in 666?. 13s. Ad., and a 
recognisance made in chancery, that the said proctors have asked for 
payment, that the said vintner has shewn that in several instalments 
he has paid the greater part of that sum to the said Piers, as appears 
by acquittances and indentures under the hand of the said Piers, so 
that he owes but 64?. as it is agreed between them, and being a receipt 
and acquittance by the said proctors to the said vintner, in presence 
of the notary and witnesses named below, for 64?. to the said Arnald 
paid in full of the whole sum aforesaid. Dated London, the lodging of 
John de Stodeye, 19 December 1374, 48 Edward III. Witnesses : Sir 
John de Ludham, Henry Vanner, P. Merle, Adam Peuteney, William 
Arnaut of Mont Valour. Attested by Piers Mercer clerk notary public 
of the said principality. French. 

Note that for greater security the said proctors have hereto affixed 
their seals. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John de Stodeye and 
Arnald. 3 January. 

Jan. 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of John Knyght 
Westminster, parson of Quynton, by mainprise of William de Molyns knight of 
Bukinghamshire, William de Boughbrigge clerk of Yorkshire, Richard 
Broke citizen of London and Thomas Lyncoln citizen and draper of 
London to stay the exigents against him and the taking of his body, 
bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; as his petition 
shews that John Louches of London is impleading him before the 
said justices for an alleged debt of 100?., that he is put in exigents 
in the husting of London to be outlawed for that he came not before 
the said justices to answer thereupon, and that he is ready to answer 
and stand to right in all things ; and the said William and the others, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 
100?. to have him before the said justices the day the writ of exigents 
is returnable before them. 

Memorandum that on Saturday the feast of St. Hilary 48 Edward III 
William Payn of Dorset brought John son and heir of Henry Moigne 
knight tenant in chief to the city of London, and the same day in the 
house of the friars preachers London delivered him to the chancellor 
and treasurer, who seized the said heir into the king's hands, 
discharging the said William of his wardship. 



48 EDWARD III. 



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1375. 

Jan. 1. 

Eltham. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 



To the master, brethren and sisters of the hospital or house of 
St. Katherine by the Tower of London. Request to admit Alice 
Munden* to the said house, and to minister to her for life Buch main- 
tenance thereof as Margaret Chelreye deceased had at the request of the 
king or of Queen Philippa in his right, making and delivering to her 
letters patent under the common seal of the said house w ith mention of 
all that she shall so take, for which the king will be bound to them, and 
writing again by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as the 
king has sent the said Alice to them, willing of his favour to make 
provision for her maintenance. By p.s. [303(>7.| 

Vacated, because given up with the seal unbroken (in cera) and nothing 
done thereupon. 

Membrane 2d. 

Jan. 2. To the prior and convent of Luffeld. Request to admit Thomas 

Eltham. Hayne the king's Serjeant to that house, and minister to him for life 
such maintenance as John Luffewyk of Stratford deceased had at 
the king's request, making and delivering to him letters patent under 
the common seal of the house with mention of all that he shall so 
take, for which the king will be bound to them, and writing again 
by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as the king has sent 
the said Thomas to them, willing by reason of his good service to make 
provision for his maintenance. By p.s. [30376.] 

Jan. 18. To the abbot and convent of Malmesbury. Like request, by reason 

Westminster, of his good service, to admit William Hervy the king's serjeant, and 

minister to him for life such maintenance as Walter Wayte deceased 

had at the king's request. By p.s. [303! U. J 

Writing of Thomas de Seyntmanyfeu, son and heir of John de 
Seyntmanyfeu, being a quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas dc Carreu 
the elder, his heirs and assigns, of all the lands, lordships, rents and 
services etc. in Cherleton and Tullewyk by Wantynge co. Berkes 
which the said John and Joan his wife, mother of the said Thomas, had 
by gift and feoffment of John de Carreu knight. Dated Cherleton, 
the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
20 January. 

Charter of John Cooke of Wolwych and Margaret his wife, giving 
with warranty to Reynold Neuport esquire of the king's ohamber, his 
heirs and assigns, all lands, rents and services, houses, gardens, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, hedges, ditches, waters, fisheries 
etc. which they had by whatsoever title in the parishes of Leyghe, 
Tonbrugge and Peneshurst co. Kent. Witnesses: -John Muskham, 
John Carpenter, Richard Bfartyn, Richard atte Welle, Adam Cheseman. 
Dated la Leyghe, 20 January 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery ;it Westminster, 
22 January. 

Writing of John Ryseburgh vicar of Earewe co. Middlesex, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas Brembre citizen <»f London 

* In tli«- warrant [French) AJioeon Munden, and there aid to ] 
upon the ik-uth <>f Johane \ eneour. 



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and Idonea his wife, and to the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas, 
of all the lands, rents and services in the town of Harewe which he 
the said John had by gift and feoffment of William son of William de 
Roxheth, and the said Nicholas and Idonea by gift and feoffment of 
William late archbishop of Canterbury with the assent of his chapter. 
Witnesses : William de Swanlond, John Charleton, Thomas de Pynnore, 
William atte Merssh, William de Yeddyng, John atte Riddyng, John 
Barnevylle. Dated 20 June 48 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 January. 

Writing of John de Reydon of Stanewey, being a quitclaim to John 
Coke and William Pecok of London and John Payn citizen and 
armourer of London, their heirs and assigns, of the tenement called 
the Briggehous in the town of Upmynstre co. Essex, with all lands, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, hedges, ditches, reliefs, wards, marriages, 
escheats, heriots etc. thereto belonging in the towns and parishes of 
L T pmynstre and Haveryngge atte Boure. Dated London, 1 January 
48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 January. 

Jan. 22. Reynold Loue citizen of London to John de Neville of Raby. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 295Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Membrane Id. 

Writing of Ralph de Huntyngdon, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Master Thomas Baketon clerk, John Cotton of Cantebrigge and 
William Baketon clerk, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of 
Trumpyngton co. Cantebrigge sometime of William Crocheman knight, 
with all lands therein which were of the said William Crocheman, a 
gift and release with like warranty of the reversion of all lands, rents 
and services therein now held by John Edmund and Maud his wife 
in dower of the said Maud, and quitclaim with like warranty of the 
manors of Hampstede, Fynchyngfeld, Saumford, Bumpstede, Asshedon 
and Radewynter co. Essex, and of the reversion of all lands, rents 
and services in those towns now held in dower as aforesaid, all some- 
time of the said William Crocheman. Witnesses : Roger Scales, 
Hugh la Zouche, John Burgh knights, Roger Herlaston, Henry English, 
Thomas Sewale, Thomas Torek Dated Cantebrigge, Monday before 
Christmas 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 January. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 100s. to be taken at 
Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the manor of Sauston 
co. Caumbrigge and of all his lands there, granted by writing of Ralph 
de Huntyngdon of Sauston to Master Thomas Baketon clerk and John 
Cotton of Caumbrigge, their heirs and assigns, whensoever John Wynse- 
lowe citizen of London and Mary his wife shall by recovery, entry or 
otherwise in right of the said Mary come into possession of any other of 
the lands, rents, services or other possessions in Caumbriggeshire and 
Essex which were of Sir William Crocheman knight her ancestor 
not contained in a fine levied between the said Ralph and Elizabeth 
his wife and the said Thomas, John [Cotton] and William Baketon 



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clerk, upon condition that the said Ralph and Elizabeth during her 
life, or the said Elizabeth's heirs after her death, shall upon one month's 
warning be ready by line at the costs of the said John Wynselowe to 
make a grant and release without warranty to the said John 
Wynselowe and Mary or to others by their appointment ; and 
covenant that the deed of annuity shall thereupon be delivered again 
to the said Ralph and Elizabeth. Dated Cantebrigge, Saturday after 
St. Thomas the Apostle 48 Edward 111. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Th[omas] and John, 
23 January. 

Indenture witnessing that whereas Ralph de Huntyngdon has 
quitclaimed with warranty to Master Thomas Baketon clerk, John 
Cotton of Cantebrigge and William Baketon clerk, their heirs and 
assigns, the manor of Trumpyngton and all lands therein sometime 
of William Crocheman knight, has given and released with like 
warranty the reversion of all lands etc. there now held by John Edmund 
and Maud his wife in dower, and has quitclaimed with like warranty 
the manors of Hampstede, Fynchyngfeld, Samford, Bumpstede, 
Asshedon and Radewynter, with the reversion of all lands etc. therein 
now held in dower as aforesaid, the said Thomas, John [Cotton] and 
William [Baketon] covenant that by reason of the word dedi or the 
w arranty contained in the deed above recited the said Ralph and his heirs 
shall not be impeached nor bound to make up value, but the same 
shall only be a bar against the said Ralph and his heirs for ever. 
Witnesses : Roger de Scales, Hugh la Zouche, John Borugh knights, 
Roger Harleston, Henry English, Thomas Sewale, Thomas Torell. 
Dated Cantebrigge, Monday before Christmas 48 Edward HI. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, John Cotton 
and William Baketon, 23 January. 

Charter of Alice la Achatour, daughter of John la Achatour the 
elder of Redyng, giving with warranty to Richard Hornele, Richard 
Warmyngton and Roger Grene chaplains, their heirs and assigns, the 
whole tenement with houses thereupon built sometime of her said 
father in Thamiscstrete in the parish of St. Michael Crokedlanc 
London, situate between a tenement sometime of Walter Gubbe on 
the east and a tenement sometime of Amice Home on the west; 
also 41. of rent issuing from a tenement lately held by Ralph 
Doxenford in the parish of St. Clement Candelwykstrete and 
from a tenement sometime of her said father in Belleyetterslane 
in the parish sometime of St. Michael within Algate London, 
the 736-. 4c/. of rent of the said tenement and houses in Thamisetrete 
lately reserved to John le Achatour her brother, and all other 
lands, rents, reversions etc. which she has in the city of London ; 
and because her seal is to many unknown she has procured the seal 
of the mayoralty of Bristol to be hereto appended. Witnesses : 
Walter Sibile, John Ghircheman, Ellis Spelly, Richard Spioer, Walter 
Frompton. Dated 15 January 48 Edward HI. 

Writing of Alice le Achatour. daughter <»f John le Ichatoui the 
elder of Redyng, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to Simon de 

Mordon citizen of London and Alice his wile, their heirs and 

the whole tenement with houses thereupon built in Thamisc*trctc, 1/. of 



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rent issuing from tenements in the parish of St. Clement Candelwyk- 
Btrete and in Belleyettereslane, the 73s. 4d. of rent reserved of the 
premises in Thamysestrcte (all described as in the last), and all other 
her lands etc. in the city of London. Seal of the mayoralty of 
Bristol (a* in the last). Witnesses: Ellis Spelly, Richard Spicer, 
Walter Frompton of Bristol. Dated 8 January 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing at Bristol, Monday the feast of St. Vincentius before Walter 
de Frompton mayor of Bristol, by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus 
potestatem which is on the files for this year. 



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49 EDWAED III. 



1375. Membrane 47. 

Feb. 6. To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order of the issues of 

Westminster, that county to pay to John le Wodeward of Raskelf the arrears of 3d. 
a day since 20 February in the 25th year of the reign, and henceforward 
to pay him that daily sum every year for life, taking his acquittance ; 
as at the date mentioned for his good service and for that his eu-s 
were put out by certain evildoers in the forest of Galtres at the time 
when he was one of the king's foresters there, and his tongue and 
fingers were by them cut off in the king's service, the king by letters 
patent granted the said John 3d. a day for life by the hands of the 
sheriff. 

Et erat patens. 

Feb. 22. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Norwich, the bailiffs of 
Westminster. Great Jernemuth and the collectors of customs and subsidies in that- 
port. Order, upon the petition of John Michel of London, to suffer 
him by himself or his attorney in the river of the said city and in the 
port of the said town to lade in ships not arrested for the king's service 
100 quarters of wheat and 20 quarters of pease, and without payment 
of custom or subsidy to bring the same to the city of London, any 
proclamations, ordinances or commands to the contrary notwith- 
standing ; as he has prayed licence so to do as well for his own 
expenses as to make his advantage thereof, and appearing in person 
in chancery has mainperned under pain of forfeiture of the value 
thereof that the same shall be brought to the city of London and not 
to any parts beyond the sea. 

Membrane 46. 

Jan. 28. To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order to cause a verderer in the forest 
Westminster, of Claryndon to be elected instead of John Duyn, who is dead. 

Feb. 3. Order to the sheriff of Cantebrigge to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Edmund Ovyngge, who is dead. 

Feb. 1. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William Fox, who is dead. 

Feb. 4. To John Sayville eschcator in Cumberland. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Katherine wife of William de Threlkeld knight and of William 
their son according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove 
the king's hand and meddle no further with two thirds of a moiety 
of the manor of fives by taken into the king's hand by the said 
knight's death, delivering to the said Katherine and William the son 
any issues thereof taken as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken at his command by Roger Lascels late escheator, that the said 

knight -it Ins death held no lands in that county in eliiel' in his demesne 

as of fee nor In sen ice, but by grant of John de ( Jroffeton made with 

the king's licence held the said two thirds of a nioieU jointly with his 

said wife and their said son m chief by the service of rendering 10*. to 
coinage at the exchequer of Karliol. 



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1375. Membrane 46 — cont. 

Feb. 8. To Oliver de Earnham esoheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. Order 

Westminster, to take of Katherine who was wife of John de Estbury tenant in chief 
an oath that >1h> will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
assign her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 
hand by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled 
in chancery. 

Membrane 45. 

Feb. 16. To William de Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
t minster, of the Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant there, and to all and singular 
the mayors, bailiffs and ministers of the king within the liberty of 
the said ports. Order by indentures containing the description and 
measure thereof and the colours of cloths, if any, to deliver to the 
merchants of Genoa (Janua) and Florence being of the king's friendship, 
and to other merchants the king's friends or to their attorneys, all their 
goods and merchandise by the king's subjects lately taken at sea 
in certain tarits and brought within the said liberty in whose hands 
soever they shall be, namely to every merchant such as he may prove 
to be his, certifying in chancery the parties to such indentures. 

Membrane 44. 

Feb 13. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Be} T nton and three virgates of land in Wynterborne Homanton taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Richard Rous, delivering to 
Elizabeth his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Richard at his 
death held the premises jointly with the said Elizabeth of others 
than the king. 

Feb. 16. To John Sergeant escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 
Westminster. Wales adjacent. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of Richard 
Dansey tenant in chief to have seisin of his said father's lands taken 
into the king's hand by his death ; as the said Thomas has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30415.] 

To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Like order ; as Thomas 
son and heir of Richard Dansey has proved his age before John Sergeant. 

By p.s. (the same writ). 

Feb. 18. To Walter Cifrewast escheator in Somerset. Order in presence of 
Westminster. John Meriet son and heir of John Meriet knight tenant in chief or 
his attorney, and of John Deakne clerk attorney of Maud who was 
wife of the said John Meriet, to assign to the said Maud dower of her 
said husband's knights' fees and advowsons taken into the king's hand 
by his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in 
chancery. 

Membrane 43. 

Feb. 6. To John de Sayville escheator in Cumberland. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Richard son and heir of Richard de Kirkebride tenant in chief a 

third part of Braythwayt close in the forest of Ingelwode taken into 

the king's hand by the death of Isabel who was wife of Robert Parvyng ; 



49 EDWAIil) III. 



121 



1375. 



Membrane 43 — cant. 



as lately it was found by inquisition, taken at the king's command 
by William de Nessefeld late eecheator, that the said Laabel held that 
third part in dower of the heritage of the said Richard the son in chief 
by fealty and by the Service of rendering at the exchequer of Karliol 
35s. a year at Easter and Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff ; 
and on 14 May in the 43rd year of the reign the age of the said 
Richard was proved, and the king took his homage and fealty, and 
commanded livery to be given him of his said father's lands. 

Feb. 14. To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. 

Westminster. Order of the issues of those counties to pay to William de Risceby 
the arrears of 12c/. a day, and henceforward to pay him that daily 
sum for life, taking his acquittance ; as on 5 November in the 33rd 
year of bis reign the king by letters patent granted to the said 
William for good service 12d. a day for life to be taken by the hands 
of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

Feb. 4. To John Sayvylle cscbeator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cum- 

Westminster. berland and Westmorland. Order to cause Robert son of Robert 
son of Robert de Ogle, cousin and heir of Robert de Ogle tenant in 
chief, to have seisin as well of the lands of the said Robert his grand- 
father as of those which Isabel his grandmother, wife of the said 
Robert the grandfather, held in fee tail, in dower or for life of his heritage, 
taken into the king's hand by their death ; as the said Robert the 
grandson proved his age before William de la Vale late escheatoi in 
Northumberland, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. 

By p.s. [3040(3.] 



Feb. 17. To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London. Order 
Westminster, to appoint a tower with chambers and houses needful for the safe 
abode and sure custody of the count de Sancto Paulo of France, 
the prisoner of William de Latymere the chamberlain, and to 
receive the said prisoner into his custody and safe keep him by 
advice of the said William. 
[Foedera.] 

Membrane 42. 

Feb. 24. To Jolin de Hambury escheatoi in Worcestershire. Older to 
Westminster, deliver to Ralph de Stafford and Maud his wife, to her purparty. the 
manor of Grafton with appurtenances ; as she proved her aire before 
John de Perton late cscbeator in Staffordshire, and the hang has taken 
the said Ralph's fealty, and of the lands which were of .John I la-tang 
tenant in chief, taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of the said Maud and Joan his daughters and hen-, 
tin; king ha Died to the said Ralph and Maud the manor .'t 

Grafton co. Worcester held in chief, which is extended at Is/, 
a year, the rents, services and customs of all tenants in the town- of 
Lem\ ntoii and Bulk at 56/., all rents, sen ices and custom- of tenant- 
in lierdewyk. namely of .John Qrene id., of William Everdon 4d.,ot 

Robert Budul 0'/.. of Robeil KmeleVe 2'/., of William l!u.-alc 5*., of 

Richard Sale 9*. Id., of John Gerard 6*., of William Lutte 12>. \<l.. 

of John Webbe 111. dd. for a messuage and the moiety of one virgate 



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1375, Membrane 42 — cont. 

of land which he holds in common of the said heirs by the service of 
12s. Id., and the site of the manor of Lemynton Hastang and Hulle 
co. Warrewyk with demesne lands, meadows, pastures etc. held of 
others than the king, a fourth part of the site of the outer court thereof 
excepted on the south side of the gate, to be divided by metes and 
bounds for holding the court of the tenants there, and except 100 
acres of the said demesne lands lying in divers parcels, namely 7 acres 
upon ' Oakeforlong,' 24 acres upon ' Smalwelleforlong,' 1\ acres 
upon ' Sevenacresforlong,' 10 acres upon ' Thurlforlong,' 8 acres upon 
1 Asewelleforlong ' on the east side, 4| acres upon ' Nynehedes ' called 
' Abovefulputforlong,' 19 acres upon ' Fulputforlong,' 6 acres upon 
1 Crosforlong,' and 15 acres upon the ' forlong ' between Hulle and 
Lemynton on the east side ; but the residue of the said John's manors 
and lands for the purparty of the said Joan, being within age and in 
the king's wardship, the king has thought fit to keep in his hand 
until her lawful age, namely the manor of Upton Waryn co. Worcester 
held in chief and extended at \2l. 6s. 8\d. a year, the manor of 
Chebbeseye co. Stafford at 24:1. lis. llfd., a fourth part of the site of 
the outer court of the said manor of Lemynton to be divided as 
aforesaid, 100 acres of the demesne lands lying in divers parcels within 
that manor as above described at 41s. 8d., all lands, rents and 
reversions of tenants whatsoever as well for life or years as at will in 
Bradewelle with all neifs, services, rents, customs and works, a 
windmill called ' Bradewelmylne ' and a meadow called the 
' Lordesmor ' in the said town of Lemynton extended at 381. lis. 9d. 
a year, and all lands, rents and reversions of tenants whatsoever for 
life or years or at will with all manner of services, rents, customs 
and works of the following tenants in Herdewyk co. Warrewyk, 
namely of John Webbe for a messuage 3s., of Emma Deye for a messuage 
18d., of John Gerard for a messuage 3s., of Edmund Herdewyk 2s. 2d., 
of William Allesley 2d., of John Fraunceis \2d., and all rents and 
services in Whitnassh, namely of John Botiller 2s., of John Webbe 
tenant in common of a messuage and the moiety of one virgate of land 
in the town of Herdewyk of the said heirs by the service of 12s. Id. 
a year 4d., so that the said Ralph and Maud and the said Joan, their 
heirs and tenants, shall have common together at seasonable times 
in all lands, meadows and wastes of the manor of Lemynton, the 
several lands, meadows and tenements thereof excepted. 

To Thomas Walssh escheator in Warwickshire. Order to deliver 
to the said Ralph and Maud to her purparty of the lands of John 
Hastang tenant in chief all rents, services and customs of all tenants 
of the town of Lemynton and Hulle extended at 56/. a year, all rents, 
services and customs of tenants in Herdewyk, namely of John Grene 
4td., of William Everdon 4c/., of Robert Budul 6d., of Robert Emeleye 
2d., of William Rusale 5s., of Richard Sale 9s. Id., of John Gerard 5s.. 
of William Lutte 12s. Id., of John Webbe lis. 9d. for a messuage 
and the moiety of one virgate of land by him held in common of the 
said heirs by the service of 12s. Id., and the site of the manor of 
Lemynton Hastang etc. (with exceptions) as above (but australi is 
read instead of orientali which is written over an erasure in the last clause 
of their purparty above) ; as the king has taken the fealty of the said 
Ralph, and has assigned the premises to them. 



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1375. Membrane 42 — cont. 

Feb. 24. To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London or to bia 

Westminstor. lieutenant there. Order to deliver to William de Latymer the cham- 
berlain, or to his special deputies in this behalf, a tower in the said 
Tower with chambers, keys etc. fit and honourable for the dwelling 
of the count de Sancto Paulo his prisoner, to deliver the said count 
therein to the said William or his deputies aforesaid to be kept in safe 
custody with the said William's own people, so that the said constable 
and lieutenant be not charged with the custody of him. 
[Fcedera.] 

March 8. To all and singular the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and 
Westminster, other the king's lieges and subjects within liberties and without to 
whom etc. Order at their peril, as they desire the king's honour 
and advantage, to arrest John Marchaunt of Hundesdon co. Hertford 
and Simon Crosse of Kynggesbury co. Somerset wherever found, and 
to keep them safe under arrest until they shall find security, for which 
the sheriffs etc. will answer, that they will depart to Edward le 
Despenser and sail with him on the king's service, certifying speedily 
in chancery the security so taken and all their action in the matter ; 
as the king is informed that the said John and Simon, who were lately 
retained with the said Edward to sail with him over sea on the king's 
service, and received certain sums of the king's money to purvey 
them horses and armour, are now withdrawing and absenting them- 
selves so that they may not be found, not purposing nor making ready 
to sail as aforesaid. 

March 6. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to deliver to Edmund 
Westminster, son of Joan who was wife of John le Ku of Bradewell and to Joan his 
wife two messuages, one mill, 140 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow 
and 60 acres of marsh in Bradewell taken into the king's hand by the 
death of William Strangman, together with the issues thereof taken, 
but not to meddle further with other lands held of others than the 
king and likewise taken into the king's hand by his death, delivering 
up any issues of those taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, 
but by gift of John de Doncastre clerk and John Donnyng of Bradewell 
the younger, made with the king's licence, held the premises in Brade- 
well for his life in chief by knight service with remainder to the said 
Edmund and Joan his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, and 
held divers other lands likewise for his life of others than the king ; 
and the king has taken the homage and fealtv of the said Edmund. 

By p.s. [30412. | 

March 7. To Roger atte Lee escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 
Westminster, adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to Joan who was wife of John de 
Cherletou of Powys tenant in chief the eighth part of one knight's 
fee in Dodeeton held by Henry de Wynnesbury and extended at 
26s. 8d. a year, and the eighth pari of one blight's fee in the Bame 
town held by Walter de Dodeeton and extended at 26». 8d. ; as the 

king has assigned to her those parte as her doner of the knights' fees 

and parts of fees of her . -ud husband taken mto the king's hand by 

his death and by reason of the nonago of his heir. 



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1375, Membrane 42 — cont. 

To the same. Order to deliver in dower to the said Joan the 
advowson of the prebend sometime of David in the collegiate church 
of Pontesbury ; as the king has assigned the same to her as her dower 
of the advowsons of her said husband. 

Membrane 41. 

March 3. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and two 
carucates of land in Bakamton taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Henry de Moigne knight, delivering to William his son any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that at his death the said Henry held the premises for life 
with remainder to the said William for life, and that the same are 
held of others than the king. 

March 10. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 

Westminster. Order to take of Alice who was wife of William Wanstede tenant in 

chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and 

to assign her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's 

hand by his death, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

March 15. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cease every excuse, and cause 
Westminster. John Graigose to be again taken wherever found in their bailiwick, 
and to be kept in safe custody in Neugate gaol until further order ; 
as lately upon information received that the said John was taken and 
there imprisoned upon suspicion of certain felonies and evil doings, 
and upon petition made for his deliverance, the king ordered the 
sheriffs to make inquisition touching his behaviour, and if he should 
thereby be found not suspect and not guilty to set him free by main- 
prise for his good behaviour or otherwise according to the law and 
custom of England, by virtue whereof he has been let go as the king 
has learned ; and now William de Neville admiral of the king's fleet 
to the northward has signified to the king that the said John was at 
his command taken for certain reasonable causes on the king's 
behalf, and was delivered to the custody of the sheriffs until command 
should by the king or the said admiral be given for his deliverance, 
wherefore he ought not to be set free as aforesaid. By C. 

March 21. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
Westminster. Order to take a simple seisin within the gates of Kenilleworth priory, 
now void by the death of brother Henry de Bradeweye the last prior, 
and not to meddle by reason of this vacancy with the priory, the 
manors, granges or other the goods and property whatsoever thereto 
belonging, but immediately to withdraw without taking or carrying 
aught away, delivering to the subprior and convent any issues thereof 
taken, for it is the king's will that the escheator be thereof discharged 
toward him, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of 
churches during this vacancy ; as in consideration of the manifold 
hurt heretofore sustained by the prior and convent by reason of the 
late king and himself frequently resorting thither, and their grievous 
cost thereby, and willing to make provision for their peace, on 
10 March in the 4th year of his reign the king by letters patent 
granted to brother Thomas de Warmynton then prior and to the 



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1375. Membrane 41 — cont. 

convent that at every vacancy of the priory by death, cession, 
resignation or otherwise the subprior and convent and their Bncoeesors 
should have the keeping of the priory and all temporalities thereof 
with all goods and property thereto belonging as fully as ever the 
prior had when the see was filled, so that the Bubprior and convent 
should have free administration of the said temporalities, goods and 
property, disposing and ordering the same as they should see b< 
saving to the king knights' fees and advowsons of churches during 
such vacancy, rendering to the king for every vacancy if enduring 
one whole year 117/. 2s. 8d., at which sum the temporalities are 
extended as the king is assured by certificate of the treasurer and the 
barons of the exchequer sent into the wardrobe at his command, and 
if for a less time or for a greater in proportion, so that no sheriff, 
escheator, bailiff, or minister of the king should by reason of a 
vacancy meddle in the keeping of the priory, the manors, granges, 
property or goods whatsoever thereto belonging, except that in the 
beginning of every vacancy the escheator or other minister of the king 
should in name of the king's lordship take a simple seisin within the 
gates of the priory and immediately depart without taking or carrying 
aught away, so that he should not make his abode there for more 
than one day, or leave any substitute in his room. Proviso that the 
escheator shall during this vacancy keep in the king's hand any lands 
or rents by the priory acquired in fee after the date aforesaid, and 
any which have since that date come to the priors' hands by escheat 
or otherwise, answering at the exchequer for the issues thereof arising. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order not to 
meddle with the said priory, the manors etc. as above. 
The like to the following : 

John Karnels escheator in Roteland. 

Thomas Sewale escheator in Bukinghamshire. 

March 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton. Order, 
Westminster, upon the petition of Arnald Benelond Flemmyng, master and 
merchant of a ship called 'la Maudeleyn' of Lescluse in Flanders, if 
assured that 900 quarters of wheat therein was not without the 
king's licence taken out of the realm nor is there any reasonable cause 
for forfeiting the same to the king, to suffer the said Arnald and the 
attorneys of the merchants who may prove before the mayor and 
bailiffs that they are owners thereof to sell the same to any who 
will buy it for a reasonable price, and to receive and take away the 
money thereof arising, so that by advice of discreel merchants sum- 
moned for the purpose the said Arnald shall be by the vendors con- 
tented for his Freight until the unlading thereof, regard being had to 
the place and time of lading, and order likewise to deliver the said 
ship with the gear to the said Arnald : as his petition shews that 
lately at Lescluse he freighted the said ship with the said wheat of his 

and of other merchants of Flanders, being of the growth of Flanders, 

to be taken to Valence in Arragon, and that the said ship on her 
\oyage at sea \\a> in part wrecked off the coast of the [sle of Wight, 
wherefore the said wheat was for salvage thereof put ashore in the 

said town, praying licence to lade the Mine in that porl and bring 
it to iiourdeaux ; and in consideration of the deamesfl of 00X11 in 



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1375. Membrane 41 — cont. 

England in these days the king will not suffer the same to be taken 
out of the realm, but it is his will that it be sold within the realm 
in aid of the sustenance of his lieges. 

March 22. To the collectors in Kent of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 
•minster, to the king by the commons of England. Order of the king's favour 
to suffer the now master and brethren of the hospital of Domus Dei 
Dovorre to be quit of all tallages, charges, subsidies, grants and aids, 
and of tenths and fifteenths granted or made to the king by the said 
commons, not troubling or grieving them in aught contrary to the 
king's charter ; as lately of his favour the king granted to the said 
master and brethren that they and their successors should be quit 
of all manner of tallages etc. to be by the clergy or the commons 
granted to the king or his heirs, notwithstanding that any such were 
after the foundation of the hospital demanded and paid by them or 
their predecessors to the king or his forefathers ; and the hospital is 
in these days of so slender means and so bowed down with misfortune 
that the lands, goods and possessions thereof may hardly support the 
charges incumbent thereupon. 

Membrane 40. 

March 12. To Nicholas Potyn searcher of the king's forfeitures in the port of 
Westminster. London. Order, if assured that John de Conyngesby buyer of 
victuals for the king's household lately laded 780 woolf ells to him pertain- 
ing by his said office in a boat at Depford for the cause hereinafter 
mentioned, to dearrest the said fells and boat and deliver them to 
the said John ; as the king has learned that he so laded them in order 
to bring them to the city of London and nowhere else for ease of 
carriage and to lessen the expense, and there to sell them and answer 
to the king for what pertains to him, that he caused them to be 
brought thither for that purpose, and that the searcher has arrested 
fells and boat as forfeit to the king, and is detaining them under arrest, 
pretending that the said John would without the king's licence have 
taken the fells over sea, wherefore fells and boat ought to be forfeit. 

March 9. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause Ralph de Langton to 
Westminster, have seisin of two messuages, 30 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow 
in Walton in le Dale held by Richard son of Robert le Wryght of 
Walton in le Dale outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have 
been in the king's hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, 
that the said Richard held them of Robert de Langton grandfather 
of the said Ralph whose heir the said Ralph is, and that John duke of 
Lancastre had the year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought 
to answer to the king for the same. 

March 24. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Donewych and the bailiffs 
Westminster, of the town of Leystoft. Order, upon the petition of William 
Neuport citizen and fishmonger of London, to suffer him within those 
ports to lade in ships 300 quarters of wheat, beans and pease and 
bring them to the city of London, any proclamations, ordinances 
or commands to the contrary notwithstanding, certifying under their 
seals in chancery without delay the quantity of corn so laded ; as he 



49 EDWARD III. 127 



1375. Membrane 40 — cont. 

has prayed licence to lade the same and bring it thither for the main- 
tenance of the king's lieges there, and the king has granted licence 
for that William Kelleshull citizen and fishmonger of London, 
appearing in person in chancery, has mainperned for him that he shall 
bring the same to London for that purpose and nowhere else, and 
shall bring again into chancery letters witnessing the unlading thereof. 

To the same. Like order, upon the petition of William Kelleshull 
citizen and fishmonger of London for licence to lade and bring to 
London 200 quarters of wheat, beans and pease, by mainprise of 
William Neuport citizen and fishmonger. 

March 27. To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. Like order, upon the petition 
Westminster, of William Reynwelle for licence to lade in that port and bring to 
London 160 quarters of wheat and 40 quarters of beans, by mainprise 
of Hugh de Ware and John Bridecote of London. 

Membrane 39. 

March 18. To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a toft and 24 acres of 
land and meadows in Brampton which came to the king's hands by 
reason of the idiocy of John son and heir of Robert son of Richard de 
Brampton, who died 20 June in the 45th year of the reign, and are 
yet in his hand, delivering up any issues thereof taken since that day ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the premises so came to his hands and are yet in his hand, that they 
are held of others than the king, and that Thomas son of Robert son 
of Richard de Brampton is brother and next heir of the said John 
and of full age. 

March 20. Order to the sheriff of Norffolk to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William atte Hegge, who is dead. 

March 22. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of Robert de Croxton, who was elected by the late 

sheriff only and not with the assent of the county as the king has learned. 

Like order to the same sheriff for election of a coroner instead of 

Nicholas de Inghowe. 

Like order for election of a coroner instead of William Hydewyn. 

March 23. To the bailiffs of the city of Norwich. Order to suffer .John Burwel] 
Westminster, citizen of London by himself and his servants in the said city to lade 
in boats and ships 60 quarters of wheat by him bought and purveyed 
in Norffolk and bring them to the city of London, any proclamations, 
ordinances or commands to the contrary notwithstanding: as 
Geoffrey Puppe and Robert Wet heresfeld of London have main- 

perned for him in chancery under a pain of 4(M. that he shall bring the 

same to London for sustenance of the king's lieges dwelling there and 
to no other parts, and shall bring again into ehaneeiv letters of the 
mayor of London witnessing the unlading thereof. 

March 28. To Thomas de QlestorJ escheator in Sussex. Ordei t<> remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, atid not to meddle further with the manors of Sountynge 

and Iw hurst by Hanefeld, a messuage and 5U acres of land m 



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Stenyngge and Brembre, and a toft and 60 acres of land called the 
Potto taken into the king's hand by the death of Andrew Peverel 
knight, delivering to Katherine his wife any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king lias Learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Andrew at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in demesne nor in service, but by gift of Roger Leche parson of Shire- 
manbury and Robert Cooke vicar of Ifeld held the said manors jointly 
with the said Katherine to them and the heirs of the said Andrew, 
by gift of John Piper and Joan his wife held the premises in Stenyngge 
and Brembre jointly with the said Katherine, and by gift of John 
Bonard and Maud his wife held the premises called the Potte jointly 
with the said Katherine to them and the heirs of the said Andrew, 
and that the same are held of others than the king. 

March 29. To Perceval Walssh. Order to pay to the monk of the alien priory 
Westminster, of Astele 5 marks for Michaelmas term last, and 10 marks a year 
for maintenance at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions so long 
as he shall have the keeping thereof, answering at the exchequer for 
his whole farm, knowing for a surety that if he shall refuse so to do 
the king will take the priory again into his hand, and will commit 
the farm thereof to another who will do it ; as lately the king com- 
mitted to the said Perceval the keeping of that priory and of all its 
possessions from Easter last so long as war with France shall endure, 
rendering at the exchequer of Michaelmas and Easter 25 marks a year 
by even portions, paying to a certain monk thereof for maintenance 
101. a year at those terms, paying with the clergy of England the 
tenths falling upon the said priory so often as they should be granted, 
and so long as he should have the keeping of the same bearing all 
charges ordinary and extraordinary incumbent thereupon ; and 
although from times long past a prior and a monk his fellow used to 
be therein resident, which monk is yet there, as may appear by letters 
of the cathedral church of Worcester and of the abbot of Evesham 
produced in chancery, and the said Perceval is by the form of his 
commission bound to support all charges, he refuses to pay or deliver 
any maintenance to the said monk, who has no livelihood if it be not 
bestowed upon him of the issues and profits of the priory, but from 
the time that keeping was committed to him has withrawn such 
maintenance and is now unlawfully withholding the same contrary 
to the king's intent and to the farm of his commission ; and the king 
has compassion upon the said monk's estate, and would make pro- 
vision for his maintenance. By C. 

April 9. To the keeper of the king's park of Reylegh for the time being. 

Westminster. Order to suffer John de Wendelyngburgh the king's clerk parson of 
Estwode to have six kine pasturing in the said park in lieu of twelve 
swine which his predecessors used to have, not troubling or grieving 
him in aught contrary to the king's letters patent ; as John de 
Honesdon late parson of Estwode and his predecessors time out of 
mind used to have eight kine and twelve swine therein pasturing the 
whole year, as the king was fully informed ; and for that the pasture 
thereof was much trampled by the swine to the hurt of the park, 
willing to provide against such damage and recompense the said parson, 
on 1 October in the 35th year of his reign the king by letters patent 



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1375. MtmOrane 39 — cont. 

granted to the said then parson that he and his successors should 
have six kine pasturing in the said park in lieu of the swine aforesaid 
without let of the king and his heirs, his bailiffs, foresters or ministers 
whatsoever. 
Et erat patens. 

April 15. To the sheriff of Leycester. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of Richard Hotoft, who is dead. 

March 10. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
Westminster, of Roger Preiers, who is dead. 

April 25. To William de Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 
Westminster, the Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant there, and to the mayor and 
bailiffs of Sandewich and to every of them. Order to cause 
Lazarus de Pu} T , Lewis Caet, Michael de Pera and Geoffrey de 
Corville to be arrested wherever found within the liberty of the Cinque 
Ports, and to be brought with all speed before the council at 
Westminster to answer to the king for the money hereinafter men- 
tioned and concerning other matters which shall then and there be 
laid before them on the king's behalf ; as the said Lazarus and the 
others were by Thomas de Felton seneschal of Gascony retained to 
sail with him on the king's service to Gascony, as he has certified in 
chancery, and after receiving by his hands divers sums of the king's 
money for their wages withdrew from that service and are lurking in the 
said liberty to sail privily to foreign parts ; and it is the king's will 
that answer be made by them for that money, and that they be chastised 
according to their deserts. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 38. 

April 8. To Walter Cifrewast escheator in Dorset and Somerset. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of Alice late wife of Ralph Russell knight tenant in 
chief according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the 
king's hand and meddle no further with two thirds of the manors of 
Athelyngton and Kyngeston Russell co. Dorset and two thirds of 
the manor of Horsyngton co. Somerset taken into the king's hand by 
her said husband's death, delivering to the said Alice any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Ralph at his death held the parts aforesaid in chief 
jointly with the said Alice by grant of Maurice de Brun the elder, 
Maurice de Brun the younger and Gilbert de Bradegate chaplain 
made with the king's licence. 

April 24. To the sheriff of Lincoln for the time being. Order of the issues 
Westminster, of the county to pay every year by indenture to John de Multon 
knight 100 marks at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions : as on 
12 December in the 47th year of the reign the king of his favour 
granted by letters patent to the said John for his good service 100 
marks to be taken every year at the exchequer it Caster and 
Michaelmas by even portions during his life or until the king should 
take other order for his estate ; and upon his petition, for that ho 
has given up those letters in chancery to be cancelled and for his good 

ea 9 



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service, the king has now granted to the said John by letters patent 
to have 100 marks a year of the issues of the said county by the hands 
of the sheriff as aforesaid during his life or until the king shall take 
other order for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

May 7. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Elizabeth wife of Geoffrey son of Edmund Gascelyn 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the 
king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Shulden and 
Chippenham taken into the king's hand by her said husband's death, 
delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that by fine levied in the king's 
court with his licence the said Geoffrey at his death held that manor 
jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift of Peter de Sutton and Gilbert 
Prouet vicar of Preston Candevere to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, and that the same is held in chief by knight service. 

Membrane 36.* 

May 16. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland, and 
Westminster, to the chancellor and treasurer, the barons of the exchequer and 
the justices of either Bench in Ireland or their representatives, the 
ordinaries and ministers of holy church and to their commissaries 
there and every of them. Order, upon petition made to the king 
on behalf of Hugh cardinal de Sancto Marciale, when need be 
and when they or any of them shall be required, to cause 
sufficient counsellors learned as well in the laws of Ireland as in 
other laws and discreet to be assigned for competent salaries 
to the said cardinal in all pleas, businesses and plaints for or 
against him moved before them or any of them ; as the said 
petition shews that for the prosecution, furtherance and defence 
of his business the cardinal is sending to Ireland certain 
proctors, and has made them his attorneys general, and that he fears 
that for lack of counsel and of sufficient counsellors he may easily 
suffer hurt and prejudice in regard to divers businesses, pleas and 
plaints for or against him moved, praying that the king will make 
provision for his peace and for the furtherance and defence of his 
right ; and the king would not that the cardinal or any other should 
in his courts be put down or oppressed contrary to law. 

Et erat patens. 

[Feeder a.} 

Membrane 35. 

May 16. Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to cause a coroner to be 
Westminster, elected instead of John Laweson ; as the king has learned by credible 
witness that the said John is too sick and aged to exercise that office, 
wherefore the king has removed him. 

May 20. To Roger de la Lee escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 

Westminster, adjacent. Order to cause William brother and heir of John son of 

William Corbet tenant in chief to have seisin of the said John's lands 

* The face of m. 37 is blank. 



49 EDWARD III. 131 



1375. Membrane 35 — cont. 

taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the said 
William's nonage ; as the said William proved his age before John 
de Perton late escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30529.] 

To John Serjeant escheator in Gloucestershire and the march of 
Wales adjacent. Like order, as the said William proved his age 
before John de Perton. 

May 28. To William de Wyndesore governor of Ireland or to his representative. 
Westminster. Order at his peril to cause Edmund Laurence to be attached by his 
body wherever he shall be found in Ireland, and to cause him to come 
before the king and council at Westminster, so that he shall be there 
in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to answer concerning the 
matters hereinafter mentioned, and further to do and receive what 
shall by the council be appointed, having there this writ ; as 
although lately for particular causes him moving the king by divers 
writs of the great and the privy seal ordered the said Edmund under 
a pain of 500/. to be in person before the king and council at 
Westminster on set days therein contained to give information 
touching matters which should then and there be laid before him, 
and though he received those writs in the presence of the chancellor 
and treasurer of Ireland as the king is by them informed of a surety, 
in contempt of the king and his commands he has hitherto taken 
no heed to come before the king and council or to signify the cause 
wherefore he ought not so to do. 

Membrane 34. 

May 20. To John de Cavendissh and his fellows justices appointed to hold 
Westminster, pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to command an 
inquisition which remains to be taken between the king and John 
prior of St. Botolph Colcestre, executor of Lionel de Bradenham late 
collector in Essex of the tenth and fifteenth granted to the king, and 
John de Sutton knight tenant of certain lands late of the said Lionel, 
concerning 1091. of the said tenth and fifteenth by the said Lionel 
levied and not paid to the king it is said, to be taken before any of the 
king's justices according to the statutes. 

May 15. To the sheriff of Berkes. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Edmund of Styvynton, who is dead. 

May 24. To Oliver deHarnham escheator in Oxfordshire (.sic). Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Sutton 
Courtenay taken into the king's hand by the death of Hugh de 
Courtenay knight, delivering to Maud late his wife any issues then ■ t 
taken ; as the king lias learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Hugh at his death held no lands in that county in chief 
in his demesne as of fee, but held the said manor in chief by knight 
service in right of the said Maud of the gift and feoffment of Hugh de 
Courtenay carl of Devon made with the king's licence to her and the 
heirs of her body by her said husband ; and the king has command, d 
the fealty of the said Maud to be taken. 

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182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1375. Membrane 34 — cont. 

June 5. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with 10 marks of yearly rent 
issuing from the manor of Pytrechesham taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Edmund (sic) Gascelyn, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken since the death of Geoffrey son of the said Edmund ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Geoffrey at his death held no lands etc. in that county in 
chief in his demesne as of fee, but held 10 marks of rent issuing from 
the said manor, which is held for life by Robert Bridemere by demise 
of the said Geoffrey with reversion to the said Geoffrey and his heirs, 
that the said manor is held of others than the king, and that Christina 
the elder and Christina the younger daughters of the said Geoffrey 
are his next heirs and of full age ; and by certificate of John bishop of 
Bath and Wells, sent into chancery at the king's command, it is found 
that the said Christina the elder has entered the order of nuns in 
Mynchenbarwe priory and has there taken the habit of religion, being 
therein professed at the age of fourteen and upwards, and has 
there publicly worn the habit of nuns professed for five years, and 
that she has left no heir of her body begotten before such entry into 
religion. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Like order ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Geoffrey 
son of Edmund Gascelyn at his death held the manor of Great 
Chiverel and divers other lands in that county of others than the 
king, and that Christina Gascelyn his daughter is his next heir and of 
full age. 

May 19. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause two messuages and 
Westminster, three shops in Cordewanerstrete in the parishes of St. Mary le Bow 
and Aldremarychurch London, together with the issues thereof taken 
since the death of James Andrew citizen of London, to be seized into 
the king's hand and safe kept to his use until further order, and to 
make inquisition by oath of true men of Cordewanerstrete ward con- 
cerning waste and estrepement by John Vyne ' draper ' citizen of London 
and tenant of the premises there made in the mean time, sending the 
inquisition into chancery under the sheriffs' seal and the seals of them 
by whom it was made, also this writ ; as lately upon the finding of an 
inquisition, taken at the king's command by William de Walle worth 
mayor of the city of London and escheator therein, that the said 
James at his death held the premises, which he formerly had 
for life by grant and demise of William de Weston and Margery 
his wife sometime wife of Robert de Upton for a yearly rent of 
10/. 16s. 8d. payable to the said William and Margery during the said 
Margery's life and to her heirs during the life of the said James, with 
reversion of the premises after his death to the said William and 
Margery and to the said Margery's heirs, that after the said William's 
death the said Margery granted to the king, his heirs and assigns, all 
her estate in the rent and reversion aforesaid, that the said James 
attorned tenant to the king, that the king granted the said rent and 
reversion to William de Thorp knight and William Pek for the life of 
either of them with reversion after the death of William de Thorp, 
William Pek and the said James to the prioress and sisters of the 
house of the order of preachers by the king newly founded at 



49 EDWARD III. 133 



1375. Membrane 34 — cant. 

Derteford in aid of their maintenance, that by virtue of this grant the 
said James attorned himself to William de Thorp and William Pek 
both now deceased, that by their deatli the rent and reversion of the 
premises fell to the said prioress and sisters, that they by charter 
after gave the same to the king and his heirs, and that by virtue of 
their grant the said James attorned himself to the king, the king by 
writ ordered the sheriffs to give notice to the tenants of the premises 
to be in chancery in the octaves of St. Hilary last in order to shew 
cause wherefore the same ought not to be seized into the king's hand 
and remain with him and his heirs, and wherefore such tenants ought 
not to answer to the king for the issues thereof taken since the death 
of the said James, and further to do and receive what the court should 
determine, and the sheriffs returned that they gave notice accordingly 
to the said John Vyne ; and that process between the king and the 
said tenant being after continued to the quinzaine of Easter last, 
John Vyne appearing in person in the chancery at London acknow- 
ledged the king's right to have the premises to him and his heirs as 
by the inquisition supposed, and surrendered the same to the king, 
releasing whatsoever he had therein, and renouncing his right in that 
behalf. 

Membrane 33. 

May 21. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Middlesex. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Adam Fraunceys the younger the manor of Edelmeton, 20 wain 
loads of brushwood to be taken yearly in the out park of Enefeld 
which was of Humphrey de Bohun late earl of Hereford, four messuages, 
four carucates of land, 93| acres of meadow in the common marsh, 
166 acres 1 rood of pasture, 46 acres 3 roods of great wood, 120 acres 
of underwood, and il. 18s. Id. of rent in Edelmeton and Totenham, a 
messuage, 38 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 2 acres of pasture 
in Edelmeton and Enefeld taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Adam Fraunceys citizen of London, together with the issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that at his death the said Adam held no lands in that county in chief 
nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but that he held for life the 
said manor with 20 loads of brushwood to be taken as aforesaid in 
chief by knight service by grant of Robert Bealknap and John Wroth 
the younger made with the king's licence, the premises in Edelmeton 
and Totenham by grant of William Halden and John Osekyn citizens 
of London, Thomas Byeston vicar of Edelmeton, Thomas Pateshull 
chaplain and John Ussher, and the premises in Edelmeton and Enefeld 
by grant of John Ussher and William de Ancroft, all with remainder to 
the said Adam the younger and to the heirs of his body, that the said 
messuages, land, meadow, pasture, wood and rent were lately held 
of the manor of Edelmeton, and that after the said deceased acquired 
that manor the same were with the said manor held in chief by the 
service of one knight's fee and of rendering 13s. 4c/. a year at the 
exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of Middlesex ; and tho king 
has taken the homage and fealty of the said Adam the younger. By p.8. 

May 20. To Geoffrey de Dereham steward of the honour of Reylcgh. Order 

Westminster, to remove the king'fl hand, and not to meddle farther With a messuage 

and 36 acres of land in Reylcgh held by James Parker, delivering 



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up any issues thereof taken ; as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, 
taken at the king's command by Roger de Wolfreston late escheator 
in Essex, that the said James at his death held no lands in that county 
in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the late king's 
court held the premises of others than the king by gift of John Smolt 
the elder to the said James and Katherine his wife and to the heirs 
of their bodies with remainder for lack of such an heir to the right 
heirs of the said James, that the said James and Katherine are dead 
without issue, that Walter Parker son of Thomas son of the said 
James is cousin and the next heir of the said James and of full age, 
that it was told to the then steward of William de Bohun late earl 
of Norhampton, who held the said honour with the manor of Estwodeto 
farm of Queen Philippa for a term of 20 years, that John son of John 
Fullere the younger a neif of that manor was cousin and next heir of 
the said Katherine, having no knowledge of the fine above recited, and 
entered the premises, wherefore the said steward ordered the bailiff of 
the said manor to seize the premises into the said earl's hand and 
answer for the issues thereof until the said neif would receive and 
hold the same by way of increase according to the custom of the said 
manor ; and now the said Walter has petitioned the king for livery 
of the premises, shewing that he is cousin and heir of the said James 
as aforesaid, and the king ordered the said Geoffrey to certify in 
chancery under his seal the manner and cause of his taking and keeping 
the same in the king's hand, and to be in chancery at a set day now 
past to give information touching the king's right to the premises 
now claimed by the said Walter by virtue of the said gift and fine, 
and he has certified that after the said Katherine 's death the said John 
son of John Fullere the younger the lord's neif entered the premises as 
her next heir, wherefore order was given to seize the same into the 
lord's hand as a bondage, and appearing in chancery the said Geoffrey 
said that he knew no other cause for taking or keeping the premises in 
the king's hand ; and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 

To John Stanhope of Rampton escheator in Notynghamshire. 

Westminster. Order to deliver to Agnes sister and heir of Thomas son and heir of 
John de Longvilers tenant in chief, a messuage in Soutleverton, 
one carucate of land in the said town of Leverton and Northcotom, 
20 acres of meadow in Trentmerssh, 12 acres of meadow in Humburme- 
dewe, 65. 4i. of rent there, and six cottages in Leverton and Cotom 
taken into the king's hand by the death of the said John Longevillers 
and Thomas and by reason of her nonage ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken at his command by John Foucher late escheator, 
that John son of John Longvilers knight at his death held no lands 
in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but by 
gift and feoffment of John his father held the premises of others than 
the king with reversion to John the father and to his heirs if John the 
son should die without an heir of his body, and that John the son died 
without issue, wherefore the same ought by the form of the gift to 
remain to the said Agnes, whom Robert son of Ralph Cromwell has 
taken to wife, the said Thomas having died within age in the king's 
wardship ; and on 13 December last her age was proved, and the 
king took the fealty of the said Robert, and commanded livery to be 
given to the said Robert and Agnes of her said father's lands. 
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49 EDWARD III. 135 



1375. Membrane 33 — cent. 

May 27. To John Sergeant escheator in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and 
Westminster, the march of Wales adjacent. Order to remove the king's hand, and 
not to meddle further with the castle, town and lordship of Bergeveny 
taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Hastynges earl 
of Pembroke, It?, of rent excepted, delivering to Anne his wife any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said earl at his death held no lands in the 
counties and march aforesaid in chief in his demesne as of fee, but 
long before his death with the king's licence enfeoffed Walter Amyas, 
John Abraham. John Doune, John Prat, Ralph de Walsham and 
Thomas de Crekkelade of the premises, to hold to them and their 
heirs, rendering to the earl and to his heirs Id. a year, that after the 
said feoffees by charter with the king's licence gave the premises to 
the said earl and Anne for their lives, and that the same are held in 
chief by the service of keeping the said castle in time of war in 
Wales ; and the king has taken the said Anne's fealty. 

June 5. To John Sergeant escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the castle and lordship 
of Sturguyll, the town of Chepestowe and the manor of Todenham 
taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Hastynges earl of 
Pembroke, delivering to Anne his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
earl at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in chief or of others 
in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises jointly 
with the said Anne for a term of 40 j'ears by demise of Margaret 
Maresshall dame de Segrave. 

Membrane 32. 

May 1. To the mayor and sheriff and the coroner of Bristol, and to the 

Westminster, keepers of the passage in that port. Order, if assured by inquisition 
or otherwise that Andrew de Nodde was only servant of certain 
merchants of Florence, and drowned himself owing to infirmity and 
not of malice, and that the ship, money and merchandise hereinafter 
mentioned were arrested for no other cause, to dearrest the samo 
without delay, and if they shall find that the said Andrew drowned 
himself of his own malice and not by reason of infirmity, to keep his 
own goods (if any), and to deliver to the said merchants or their 
attorneys the ship, money and all other their goods and merchandise, 
namely to every one such as he may prove to be his ; as on behalf of 
the said merchants the king has learned that by the said Andrew 
their attorney therein they lately freighted a certain ship at Bour- 
deaux with iron, salt and other merchandise in place of merchandise 
brought thither from Flanders, and brought the same so freighted to 
England to the town of Bristol, that after its coming thifcher the said 
Andrew suddenly fell into a frenzy and drowned himself in the river 
of that town, and that for that cause the said mayor etc. have arrest, d 
and are detaining the said ship and their money and merchandise 
therein, although the said Andrew had no property in the samo, 
praying the king to dearrest the said ship, money and merchandise. 

April 23. To Richard Lyouns of London. Order not to meddle henceforward 
Westminster, in the levy, collection or receipt in the port <>t" London, in Hin g nltf 

the places from thence to I Iraveeende on either side the river Than 



136 



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1375. Membrane 32 — cont. 

at Gravesende and from thence to Tillebury on the Essex side, of 
the subsidy of 2s. of every tun of wine and 6d. in the pound of goods 
and merchandise whatsoever brought to England or taken thence, 
wool, hides and woolfells excepted, which was granted to the king 
by the prelates, lords and merchants of the realm in the parliament 
holden at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund the King in 
the 47th year of his reign, although lately the king granted and to 
farm demised to the said Richard that subsidy for the second year 
of the grant thereof, namely from Christmas now past for one whole 
year, in the ports and places of England whatsoever, within liberties 
and without, wherein wines or merchandise should be laded or un- 
laded ; as the king by letters patent has appointed Richard Fraunceys 
and Robert de Garton to take, levy and collect the same to his use 
in the places above mentioned. It is the king's will that Richard 
Lyouns be thereof discharged toward the king. 

April 23. To Richard Lyons citizen of London. Order not to meddle hence- 
Westminster, forward in the collection, levy and receipt of the petty custom in 
the port of London and in singular the ports and members adjacent, 
although lately the king by letters patent granted and demised to 
him to farm the petty custom in the port and places aforesaid from 
Christmas last until Christmas next ; as the king by letters patent 
has appointed Richard Fraunceys and Robert de Garton by them- 
selves and their deputies to levy, collect and take to the king's use 
during pleasure the petty custom in the port of London etc. to Tille- 
bury (as in the last). It is the king's will that Richard Lyons be 
thereof discharged toward him. 

May 24. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king's 
Westminster, hand and not to meddle further with a messuage, 21 acres of land 
and 8s. 4d. of rent in Horndon which were of John Davy of Wynters- 
hell by Billirica, delivering to him any issues thereof taken ; as lately 
the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause where- 
fore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and he 
certified that he seized into the king's hand a messuage and 20 acres 
of land in Botelespirie which were of the said John, by name of a 
messuage and 20 acres of land in Horndon which were of John Davyd 
of Botelespirie, for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken, 
that the said John being indicted for felony, namely for the death of 
John Baroun who was John Baroun the younger, became a fugitive ; 
and by certificate of John de Cavendissh, sent into chancery at the 
king's command, it is found that John Davy was before John de 
Cavendissh and his fellows justices appointed for delivery of the 
gaol of Colcestre castle acquitted of the said felony, and that he 
never withdrew himself by reason thereof. 

May 28. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of Richard Ravenser the king's clerk, clerk of the hanaper 
of chancery, to view certain indentures, to receive of him 383 charters 
contained in a bag of ' canevace ' and cancel them, allowing the said 
Richard in his account at the exchequer the fees for the same ; as 
his petition shews that, among other charters and letters patent which 
he received of Richard de Thoresby late keeper of the hanaper, he 
received by indentures 383 charters of divers pardons for felonies 



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and seditions by the king made before he took up his said office, 
which charters by lapse of time have utterly lost their force, and that 
the treasurer and barons are purposing unlawfully to charge him 
at the exchequer with the fees for those charters, although upon his 
account he delivered the same to them in the said bag in order to be 
discharged, praying the king to make provision for his discharp 

June 6. To the collectors in Xorffolk of the tenth and fifteenth last granted 

Westminster, to the king by the commons of England, and to the mayor of Lenne. 
Order to cause all and singular the men of that town to be compelled 
and distrained to pay without delay all sums of money reasonably 
assessed upon them and every one of them according to their estate 
and means as well for their tenements and rents as for their moveable 
goods, sparing none, and to answer to the king for the same, so that 
by default of the collectors and mayor payment of those sums be not 
delayed, nor the poor commonalty of the said town unduly charged 
or grieved ; as by grievous complaint made on behalf of the said 
commonalty the king has learned that although all the men of the 
town rich and poor are by the taxers and collectors assessed to the 
said tenth and fifteenth, every one according to his estate and means 
and according to the quantity of his tenements and rents and of his 
moveable goods in the said town, certain rich men and sufficient 
having most lands, rents and goods therein have refused and do now 
refuse to pay the sums upon them assessed, averring that they ought 
not to be taxed for their tenements and rents, to the king's hurt and 
prejudice, delaying payment of the tenth and fifteenth, and to the 
oppression and destruction of the commonalty, wherefore they have 
prayed the king's aid ; and the king is aware that every man ought 
to be charged to payment thereof according to his estate and means 
as well for his tenements and rents as for his moveable goods. 

Membrane 31. 

May 27. Order to the sheriff of Norhampton to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Ivo Gobyon, who is insufficiently qualified. 

June 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton and every 

Westminster, of them. Order to cause no wrong, trouble, hurt or grievance 
to the warden and brethren of the order of friars minors dwelling in 
that town and celebrating for the health of the faithful, but to 
protect and defend them so that they may peaceably go on in divine 
services without let or wrong, for which the king may deservedly 
commend the mayor and bailiffs ; as in consideration of the honesty 
of their religion it is the king's will to favour the said warden and 
brethren, as befits his majesty. 
Et erat patens. 

Order to the sheriff [of Bcrkes, in margin] to cause verdexen m the 
king's forest of Wyndesore to be elected instead of Thomas Cruohefeld, 
John atte More, John de Ycvyndon and Richard \\ hatrigge. who 
are dead. 

Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff |of Sumy, in margin] 
to cause a verdrrer in the said fon t to be elected instead of William 
atte Park, who i- <1< ad. 



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May '26. To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the manors of Raskelf and Crakhall and divers lands 
in Carleton and Coverdale, Welle, Newebiggynge, Thoraldby and 
Burton and a third part of the pasture of Wensladale upon the earl's 
soil held in dower bj' Alice who was wife of Ralph de Neville tenant in 
chief of the heritage of John de Neville son and heir of the said Ralph, 
and taken into the king's hand by her death, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator that the said Alice at her death held no lands in that 
county in chief nor of others in her demesne as of fee, but held in 
dower of the right and heritage of the said John de Neville the manor 
of Raskelf of the heirs of the lord de Moubray tenant in chief being 
within age and in the king's hand, the manor of Crakhall and other 
the premises of others than the king ; and on 10 October in the 41st 
year of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the said 
John [de Neville] and commanded livery to be given him of the 
premises. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

July 3. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent and Surrey. Order in 

Westminster, the name of the king's lordship to take a simple seisin within the 
gates of the abbey of St. Augustine Canterbury, now void by the 
death of Thomas Col well the last abbot it is said, and not to meddle 
by reason of this vacancy with the said abbey or the temporalities 
or any propriety and goods thereto belonging, delivering without 
deduction to the prior and convent any issues thereof taken, for it 
is the king's will that the escheator be thereof discharged toward 
him, saving to the king during this vacancy the knights' fees held 
of the abbey, the advowsons of churches and escheats which shall 
fall in during the vacancy, and the keeping of any lands acquired 
by the abbey since 1 September 9 Edward II ; as on that day the 
late king by letters patent and by a fine of 200 marks with him made 
by the then abbot and convent, and for a remission and pardon which 
they made with the said king of 500 marks wherein king Edward I 
was bound to them by his letters patent, which they surrendered, 
granted to the said abbot and convent that at the next vacancy 
the prior and convent should have the keeping of the abbey 
for 600 marks, and that thenceforward at every vacancy of 
the said abbey the prior and convent for the time being should 
have the keeping of the abbey and the temporalities thereof 
with all property and goods thereto belonging as fully as the abbot 
and convent had in times past when the see was filled, so that they 
should have free administration and disposal thereof as they should 
see best, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons so that 
all yearly rents and services thereof arising during vacancies should 
remain to the prior and convent, and saving also escheats which at 
the end of every vacancy, namely after the fealty of the abbot elect, 
confirmed or appointed, should be delivered and remain to the abbot, 
prior and convent and to their successors without trouble or let of 
the king, his heirs or ministers, rendering to the king for every vacancy 
after the first whether it should endure half a year or less 600 marks, 
namely 300 marks within the first two months of such vacancy and 
300 marks before the end of the next two months after those, and if 
it should endure one whole year after the half year 1,000 marks for 



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Membrane 31 — cont. 



that year, and for a greater or less time after the half year in pro- 
portion, so that no sheriff, escheator or other bailiff or minister of 
the king should by reason of a vacancy meddle in the keeping of the 
abbey or its cells, the manors or other property or goods thereto 
belonging, except that at the beginning of every vacancy the escheat <t 
or other minister of the king for the time being should take a .simple 
seisin as aforesaid and forthwith depart without taking or carrying 
aught away, so that by reason thereof he should not make his abode 
there more than one day nor leave any substitute in his room, saving 
also to the king the keeping of any lands or rents by the abbot and 
convent thereafter acquired in fee, to be kept during vacancies by the 
escheator or other the king's ministers, so that no escheator or other 
minister should by reason thereof enter or meddle in the abbey or 
aught thereto belonging. 

June 8. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon petition lately made on 

Westminster, behalf of Stephen Philip an alien, by mainprise of John de Stoke 
clerk and brother Michael prior of Longbenyngton to set him free 
from Neugate prison without delay ; as the said petition shews that 
without the king's licence he lately entered the realm by the port of 
London, that he was by the keeper of the port taken upon suspicion 
that he so entered to spy out the king's secrets and reveal them to 
his adversaries abroad, and was delivered to the sheriffs to be kept in 
the said prison in safe custody until command should be given by the 
king for his deliverance, and that he is there detained although he 
entered not for that nor for any evil cause, praying for deliverance ; 
and the king ordered the sheriffs by inquisition or otherwise to take 
information touching the behaviour and condition of the said 
Stephen therein, and if they should find him not suspect or guilty 
and detained for that cause and for none other, to take of him security 
for his good behaviour toward the king, his realm and subjects, and 
to set him free, certifying in chancery what they should do at that 
command ; and they certified that the said Stephen entered the 
realm without licence in order to visit a certain monk his friend born 
in Normandy and dwelling at Longbynyngton for maintenance and 
livelihood, and not to spy out nor reveal the king's secrets, that he is 
of good behaviour and condition as they have made careful inquisition, 
and that they deferred to set him free for that he might not find 
security according to the form of the king's command ; and the said 
John and Michael, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
for his good behaviour, and that he shall attempt nought which may 
tend to the hurt or prejudice of the king, his realm or subjects. 

June 4. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Sussex. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with 60 acres of land in 
Eldebury taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas atte 
More, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas at to 
More at his death held no lands in that county in elm f in demesne 
nor in service, but held that land of others than the king, and that 
John his son aged 10 years is his next heir. 

June 18. To tho sheriff of Northumberland. Order to oanse i coroner to be 

Westminster, elected instead of .Nicholas Ingowc ; as Henry de iVicy htl testified 



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1375. Membrane 31 — cont. 

in chancery that the said Nicholas is insufficiently qualified, wherefore 
the king has removed him. 

Like order to the same sheriff for election of a coroner instead of 
John YYalyngton. 

Like order to the same sheriff for election of a coroner instead of 
William Hide^yn. 

June 2-1. Order to the sheriff of Surrey to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Amondesham, who is too aged to labour in that office. 

Membrane 30. 

June 12. To Richard Waterden escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to 
Westminster, suffer the now dean and chapter of the church of St. Paul London to 
have the keeping and full disposal of the bishopric of London, now 
void by the translation of Simon the last bishop to be archbishop of 
Canterbury, and of all temporalities thereof in that bailiwick, with 
all property and goods to the same belonging, delivering to them any 
issues thereof taken since that vacancy began, saving to the king 
the knights' fees and advowsons of churches to the bishopric 
belonging and escheats which shall fall in during this vacancy, also 
the keeping during this vacancy of any lands by the bishops acquired 
and annexed to the bishopric since 19 December in the 11th year of 
the reign ; as on that day the king by letters patent granted to the 
dean and chapter that at every vacancy of the said bishopric they 
and their successors should have the keeping thereof and of all the 
temporalities with all property and goods thereto belonging as fully 
as the bishops had when the see was filled or as the king might or 
ought to have had if the keeping thereof were kept in his hand, saving 
the knights' fees and advowsons and the escheats falling in during 
such vacancies, which escheats at the end of a vacancy, namely after 
the fealty of the bishop elect and confirmed or appointed, should be 
delivered and remain to the bishop and his successors, and saving 
to the king and his heirs the keeping of any lands and rents by the 
bishops thereafter acquired in fee, to be kept by the escheators and 
other ministers of the king during such vacancies, rendering to the 
king for every vacancy, if it should endure one whole year, 1,000?. 
whereat the bishopric is yearly taxed, and if for a greater or less 
time in proportion. 

The like to the following : 

Roger Keterich escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. 

Thomas de Illeston escheator in Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. 

William Walworth mayor of the city of London and escheator 
therein. 

June 27. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Leycestershire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Thomas son of Giles de Erdyngton and to Margaret his wife the 
manor of Barwe upon Sore taken into the king's hand for the causes 
hereinafter mentioned ; as Henry de Erdyngton lately acquired of 
Ralph Basset to him and his heirs a fourth part of the said manor, 
which is held in chief, and of John Lestraunge another fourth part, 
and after Giles de Erdyngton (now deceased) entered the said manor 
without due process or livery of the king's court, and thereof enfeoffed 
William le Walssh late parson of Upton and Thomas Wylde chaplain 
and their heirs, and having full and peaceable seisin thereof the said 



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1375. Membrane 30 — cont. 

William and Thomas after gave the said manor to the said Giles and 
Elizabeth his wife for life, with remainder to the said Thomas son of 
Giles and to the said Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such an heir to the said Giles and his heirs, the 
king's licence for these things not having been obtained, and 
the manor is by the escheator taken into the king's hand as well by the 
death of the said Elizabeth as by reason of the trespasses aforesaid ; 
and the king of his favour and for 20/. by the said Thomas son of 
Giles and by the said Margaret paid has pardoned those trespasses, 
granting by letters patent so far as in him lies that Thomas son of 
Giles and the said Margaret shall hold the said manor to them and the 
heirs of their bodies with remainder to the heirs and assigns of the 
said Giles without let of the king or his heirs, their justices, escheators, 
sheriffs or other bailiffs or ministers whatsoever. 

June 27. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Leycestershire and Warwickshire. 
Westminster. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the 
manors of Knossyngton co. Leycester and Erdyngton co. Warrewvk 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth who was wife 
of Giles de Erdyngton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Elizabeth at her death held no lands in chief in her demesne as 
of fee, but by gift of Henry de Cobynton and John Wynnshurst 
chaplain held the said manors of others than the king, and that 
Thomas de Erdyngton her son is her next heir and of full age. 

June 3. To Richard Husee and John Shottere vendors of underwood within 

Westminster, the king's forest of Melchet. Order to deliver by indenture to Robert 

Bunte and George Joce, whom the king has appointed to repair his 

manor of Claryndon and the paling of his park there, for the purpose 

of such repairs, all moneys in their hands of the sale aforesaid. 

The like to the following : 

John Lokeharm and John Justice vendors of underwood within 

Claryndon park. 
Thomas Wysdam and John Wydeford vendors of underwood in 
Grovele forest. 

June 27. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Corfe Malvn, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth who was wife 
of Gyles de Erdyngton, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Elizabeth at her death held no lands in that county in chief in 
her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor of others than the king, 
and that Thomas de Erdyngton her son is her next heir and of full 
age. 

July 10. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. Order 
Westminster, to take the fealty of Katherine wife of .John de Ksthurv for the manor 
of Blaggrove according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to 
remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors "f 
Blaggrove and Qaddele, a messuage, one oaruoate of land and : 
of rent in Dplamborne, a messuage, one caruoate of land ami .'{ acres 
of meadow in Wynterborne Earls and Wynterborne Forde, and ono 



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1375. Membrane 30 — cont. 

carucate of land in Mymbury taken into the king's hand by the said 
John's death, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has 
Learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John 
at his death held the manor of Blaggrove of the heirs of the earl of 
Hereford tenant in chief, who are within age and in the king's 
wardship, the manor of Haddele as jointly enfeoffed with Katherine 
his wife, and the residue of the premises as jointly enfeoffed with his 
said wife and Thomas their son of others than the king. 

July 12. To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king's 
Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and 14 acres of land 
in Dunton taken into the king's hand by reason of the outlawry of 
John Laurence of Dunton, delivering to Henry Foucher and Alice 
his wife any issues thereof taken since the death of Joan late wife of" 
the said John, who was wife of Andrew le Nyng' likewise deceased ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said John, who was outlawed for felony, on the day of his outlawry 
held the premises in right of the said Joan, that the said Andrew 
and Joan held the same for life by demise of Robert Colman of Little 
Burstede with remainder to Alice Cooke yet living whom the said Henry 
has taken to wife, and that they are held of others than the king. 



Membrane 29. 

July 6. To John Karnels escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order, if 

Westminster, partition thereof be not yet made nor livery given, in presence of the 
heirs and parceners, if being warned they will attend, to make a 
partition into four equal parts of a messuage, three cottages, one 
virgate of land and 4 acres of meadow in Silveston, and to cause 
Thomas Wolfencote, son of Joan one of the sisters of Richard father 
of John de Braundeston, to have seisin of his purparty together with 
the issues of that purparty taken since 12 July in the 46th year of 
the reign ; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by Simon Warde then escheator, that the said John at his 
death held the premises in chief in his demesne as of fee by service of 
serjeanty, namely to taste the king's wine when he should make his abode 
in his manor of Sylveston, and divers other manors and lands in that 
county of others than the king, and that the said Thomas, John 
Assheby son of Margery the second sister of the said Richard, both of 
full age, Agnes de Foxle daughter of John son of Olive his third sister, 
and John Mabely son of Richard son of Margaret his fourth sister, 
both within age, are cousins and next heirs of John de Braundeston, on 
12 July aforesaid the king respited the homage of the said Thomas 
and John Assheby for their purparties to a set day now past, and 
ordered the late escheator to take their fealty, to take of them 
security for payment of their relief at the exchequer, to make a 
partition of the premises into four equal parts, and to cause the said 
Thomas and John Assheby to have seisin of their respective purparties, 
with a proviso that every one of the said heirs should have a share of 
the lands so held in chief and should be a tenant of the king, keeping 
in the king's hand until further order the purparties of the said Agnes 
and John Mabely ; and the king has now taken the homage and 
fealty of the said Thomas. Proviso (as before) ; and order to send the 
partition to be enrolled in chancery. 



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1375. Membrane 29 — cont. 

July 14. To Walter Sifrewast escheator in Dorset. Order, if the parcels 
Westminster, hereinafter mentioned are in the king's hand for the cause stated and 
for none other, and if assured by oath of true men of his bailiwick that 
the lands recovered are parcel of the manor of Wynfred Neubourgh 
which is held in chief, to take the fealty of Hawise wife of Thomas 
son and heir of Robert de Neuburgh, and to deliver the said parcels 
to her according to the effect of the judgments herein recited ; as on 
18 March in the 11th year of his reign the king by letters patent 
gave licence to the said Robert to enfeoff Nicholas de Neuburgh clerk 
and Adam Tettebourne clerk and their heirs of the said manor, so 
that they having full and peaceable seisin thereof might give the 
same to the said Robert for life with remainder to the said Thou 
and Hawise and to the heirs of their bodies ; and now the said Hawise 
has petitioned the king for restitution of divers parcels thereof, 
shewing that after the said Robert's death the said Thomas obtained 
possession of the said manor and without the king's licence aliened 
those parcels to divers persons for life, namely to John Bagge and 
John his son 6 acres of land, to John Tiddelyng 3 acres of land, to 
Richard Font 18 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, to William 
Jattey and Joan his wife 10 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow, to 
A vice Saldyns 18 acres of land and \ acre of meadow, to Edward 
Mantel 30 acres of land and 5 acres of meadow, to William Reynald 
and Joan his wife and Robert Wylly 3 acres of land and £ acre of 
meadow, to William Cod and Maud his wife 6 acres of land and \ acre 
of meadow, to Joan Bagge 16 acres of land and \ acre of meadow, 
to Avice Malyns 3 acres of land, to Nicholas Malyn a messuage and 
1 acre of meadow, to Maud Terryes 3 acres of land, to John Stoke 
5 acres of land and i acre of meadow, to Henry Gylmyn and Alice his 
wife 18 acres of land and \ acre of meadow, to John Penbrygge and 
Joan his wife 3 acres of land and h acre of meadow, to Avice who was 
\\ ife of John Gydyion 5 acres of land and 1 rood of meadow, to Avice 
Shippester 3 acres of land, to Richard Duryng and Christiana his wife 
8 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, to William Kemere and Margery 
his wife 10 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, to Nicholas Catour 
18 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, to Roger Raulys and Avice 
his wife 6 acres of land and I acre of meadow, to Geoffrey Warfoule 
3 acres of land and £ acre of meadow, to John Tyte 6 acres of land 
and \ acre of meadow, to John Colyns 18 acres of land and 1 acre of 
meadow, to John Beaugraunt and Agnes his wife 3 acres of land and 
1 acre of meadow, to Isolda who was wife of William Snow 3 acres of 
land and 1 rood of meadow, to Avice North 3 acres of land and 1 rood 
of meadow, to Nicholas Tidelyng and Edith his wife a messuage, to 
John Possch' and Christina his wife 20 acres of land and 4 acres of 
meadow, to Robert atte Water 3 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, 
to Clement Mulward and Avice his wife 3 acres of land and 1 acre of 
meadow, and to John Whiteclyve and Alice his wife 3 acres of 
meadow all in Wynfred Neubourgh, and that although Bhe overlived 
the said Thomas, and by judgments rendered in the king's court U] on 
the records and processes of causes before the justices <>f the Bench 
by divers writs of cui in vita recovered the said parcels against t lie- 
persons named, as appears by the tenor of those records and pn 
which the king has caused to come before him in ohancery, Adam 
atte More late escheator took the said parcels into the ting's 

hand, pretending that in those alienations trespasses are committed 

against the king, and the same are yet in the king's hand. 



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July 10. To John Sayvylle escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, further with the manors of Raskelf and Crakhall and divers lands 
in Carleton and Coverdale, Welle, Nywebyggyngge, Thoraldby and 
Burton, a third part of the pasture of Wensladale upon the soil of the 
earl of Richemund, and 40/ . 6s. 8d. of rent issuing from the manor of 
Sutton in Galtres which Alice who was wife of Ralph de Nevylle 
tenant in chief at her death held in dower of the right and heritage of 
John de Nevylle son and heir of the said Ralph, and which by her death 
are taken into the king's hand, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Alice at her death held no lands in that county in chief nor of 
others in her demesne as of fee, but held as aforesaid the manor of 
Raskelf of the heirs of lord de Moubray tenant in chief, who are within 
age and in the king's hand, the manor of Crakhall and other the 
premises of others than the king ; and on 10 October in the 41st year 
of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the said John 
[de Nevylle] and commanded livery to be given him of his said father's 
lands. 

Membrane 28. 

July 20. To John de Sayville escheator in Yorkshire and Westmorland. 
Westminster. Order to deliver to Ingelram de Coucy earl of Bedford and Isabel his 
wife the king's daughter the manors and moiety hereinafter mentioned, 
with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches and other appurtenances, 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of John 
de Coupland, together with the issues thereof taken since her death ; 
as lately of his favour the king by letters patent granted to the said 
earl and Isabel and to the heirs of their bodies the remainder of all 
the manors and lands held for life by the said Joan with remainder to 
the king, and the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, hospitals, 
religious houses, vicarages and chapels, the parks, forests, chaces, woods, 
warrens, fisheries, moors, marshes, turbaries, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, services of tenants free and neif, liberties, escheats, wards, 
marriages, reliefs, commodities, profits etc. thereto belonging, which by 
virtue of the said earl's charter ought to have remained to the king ; and 
now it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator at the king's 
command, that the said Joan held for life the manors of Thornton, Coggill 
and Midleton co. York, the manor of Wynandermer with the members 
and appurtenances, namely the hamlets of Lageden, Loghrygge, 
Grysmer, Hamelsate, Troutebek, Appilthwayt, Crosthwayt, Strike- 
landkell and Hoton, the manor of Castirton and a moiety of the 
manor of Kyrkeby Kendale co. Westmorland, with remainder as 
aforesaid, and that the manors of Wynandermer and Castirton and 
the said moiety with the members are held in chief by the service of 
the moiety of one fee of barony (unius feodi Baronie*), the other manors 
of others than the king ; and the king has of his favour respited the 
homage and fealty of the said earl, who is dwelling over sea with the 
king's licence, until his return to England. By K. 

To Richard de Hoghton escheator in Lancashire. Order to remove 
the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Moresholme, the moieties of the manors of Wiresdale and Assheton 

* Sic. Also in the original inquisition. 



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1375. Membrane 28 — cont. 

and the third part of the manor of Whytyngton, with the knights' 
fees, advowsons of churches and other appurtenances thereof in his 

bailiwick taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was 
wife of John de Coupland, delivering to the said earl and Isabel any 
issues thereof taken ; as lately of his favour etc. (as above) ; and it 
is found that she held the premises for life etc. ; and that the same 
are held of others than the king. By K. 

Membrane 27. 

July 5. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 

Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon Agnes who was 
wife of John Mautravers the elder and is his executrix to answer to 
the king for the issues of the manor of Rathgell co. Lemeryk or to 
account for the same during the time the manor was by the king's 
commission in her said husband's keeping, discharging her and Robert 
Rous knight, Joan his wife, John Daroundell, Eleanor his wife and 
all others at the exchequer of England of the said issues or the value 
of that manor ; as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, taken 
at the king's command by Nicholas de Bekenesfeld then escheator 
in Ireland and returned in the chancery of England, that John 
Mautravers the younger at his death held the said manor in chief 
by knight service for his life by demise of John Mautravers the elder 
with reversion to John the elder and to his heirs, at the suit of the 
said John the elder in chancery in the octaves of the Purification in 
the 37th year of the reign, averring that the said manor was held 
of the countess Dessemond as of her manor of Inskysty and not in 
chief, for that it was before the king alleged that the same is held 
of the king as found by the said inquisition, and was without the 
king's licence aliened by the said John the elder to the said John 
the younger for life, the king sent the record and process of the 
business for debate before the justices appointed to hold pleas which 
follow the justiciary of Ireland, committing meanwhile the keeping 
of the said manor to the said John the elder according to the statute, 
so that he should answer at the exchequer of Dublin for the issues or the 
value thereof if it should be determined that the manor or the keeping 
thereof ought to pertain to the king ; and subsequently the said 
Robert and Joan, John de Arundell and Eleanor, the said Joan and 
Eleanor being cousins and heirs of the said John the elder who died 
while the business was pending without debate, and the said Agnes 
being his wife and executrix who is distrained to render account as 
aforesaid, appearing in person in the said chancery, averred that 
the said manor at the time of the alienation was held of the late 
countess of Dessemond, and is now held of the earl of Dessemond as 
of their manor of Inskysty and not of the king, as they were ready 
to shew forth in due manner, craving that the king's hand be removed, 
and Michael Skills Tig the king's attorney offered for the king to prove 
that the same was held in chief by knight service, and WSB without 

the king's licence aliened as aforesaid, oraving that inquisition be 
made by the country, and the said Robert Joan, John [de Arundell] 
Eleanor and Agnes likewise, wherefore a day was given them to 
in chancery in the quineaine of Midsummer next to d<> and receive 
what should be lawful in the premises; and willing to be fully oertified 
concerning the business the king appointed the chancellor of Ireland, 

10 



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1375. Membrane 27 — cont. 

Robert Holywode chief baron of the exchequer of Ireland, William 
de Karlille baron of the said exchequer, the escheator of Ireland, 
Walter Lanfant knight and Michael Laweles, five, four, three and 
two of them, by the oath of knights and other true men of Ireland 
not of kinship or affinity with the parties or with the earl of Dessemund, 
son and heir of the said countess, to take the proof aforesaid, com- 
manding the said chancellor and the others to summon to them the 
king's Serjeants and others of the council of Ireland who ought to be 
summoned and the said parties, to take information touching the 
business, and at set days and places by them provided to 
take the said proof, sending the same to the chancery of England 
under the king's seal used in Ireland before the quinzaine of Mid- 
summer or on that day at latest ; and now it is found by inquisition, 
taken by virtue of the king's command before the said escheator, 
Walter and Michael and returned in the chancery of England, that 
the said manor of Rathgell is not held in chief but of the earl of 
Dessemond as of his manor of Inskysty by the service of 405. of the 
king's service when a scutage is current and by suit of the earl's court 
of Inskysty from quinzaine to quinzaine, and that at the time of the 
alienation the same was held of the said countess by the services and 
suit aforesaid and not in chief. 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to the treasurer of Ireland and the 
barons of the exchequer of Ireland. 

July 8. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Leycestershire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Houby 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund de Fretheby 
knight, delivering to Margaret his wife any issues thereof taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Edmund at his death held that manor jointly with the said 
Margaret of the gift of Robert de Melton to them and the heirs male 
of their bodies, with remainder for lack of such an heir to the said 
Edmund's right heirs, and that the same is held of others than the 
king. 

To John Carnelles escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like order 
concerning certain lands in Harleston, Heyford, Bryngton and 
Colyntrou ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Edmund at his death held no lands in that 
county in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises as dower of 
the said Margaret after the death of Ralph de Bolymer sometime her 
husband, and that the same are held of others than the king. 

To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Like order concerning 
the manor of Edelthorp with the appurtenances of Berthorp, the 
manor of Fretheby, a messuage and ten bovates of land in 
Grymsthorp Acclyve, a messuage and two bovates of land in Wystowe, 
a messuage and two bovates of land in Rillyngton, the manor of 
Bulmere and divers other lands in Yorkshire ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Edmund de Fretheby 
knight at his death held the said manors of Edelthorp and Fretheby 
and the premises in Grymsthorp, Wystowe and Rillyngton jointly 
with Margaret his wife by gift and feoffment of John de Carethorp 
parson of Tanfeld and Robert de Melton to them and the heirs male 



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147 



1375. Membrane 27 — cont. 

of his body, the manor of Bulmere and other lands aforesaid as the 
said Margaret's dower after the death of Ralph de Bulmere sometime 
her husband, and that all are held of others than the king. 

July 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer and to the charu- 
Weatminster. berlains. Order to account with William de Burstall the king's clerk, 
to whom on 22 July in the 45th year of his reign the king commit ted 
the keeping of the House of the Converts London for life with all 
things thereto belonging, concerning fees and wages as well for 
himself as for one chaplain and one clerk serving the said house, also 
for John de Sancta Maria and Lawrence de Sancto Martino converts 
of the said house now living, in the same manner as used to be done 
with William Ayremyn and Henry de Ingelby late keepers thereof, 
allowing the said William de Burstall such wages for himself, the 
chaplain, clerk and converts aforesaid as were at the exchequer 
allowed to the said William Ayremyn and Henry ; and order to the 
treasurer and chamberlains to pay of the treasury what shall by such 
account be found due to him ; as King Edward I of his reverence for 
the Virgin Mary granted by letters patent to his converts of London 
for life 202Z. 4d. to be taken every year at the exchequer towards 
their maintenance and the maintenance of a keeper of the house, 
two chaplains, one clerk of their houses and other property, so that 
after the death of every convert so much a year of that sum should 
lapse as the deceased used to take for his portion. 

July 19. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Dorset. Order to cause John 
Guildford, son and heir of Henry Moigne tenant in chief to have seisin of his 
said father's lands taken into the king's hand by the said Henry's 
death and by reason of the said John's nonage ; as he has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30578.] 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in the counties of Suthampton and 
Wiltesir. Like order, mutatis mutandis ; as the said John has proved 
his age before Walter Cyfrewast. By p.s. (the same writ). 

The like to the following : 

Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. 

John Serjeaunt escheator in Gloucestershire. 



Membrane 26. 

July 18. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order 
Henley. in the name of the king's lordship to take a simple seisin within Un- 
gates of Glastonbury abbey and to depart forthwith, not taking or 
carrying aught away, so that he shall not make his abode then- longer 
than one day nor leave any substitute in his room. Buffering the now 
prior and convent fully to have the keeping and disposal of the abbey, 
now void by the death of Walter de Monynton the last abbot, ami of 
all the temporalities thereof in hia bailiwick, the property and good* 
thereto belonging, and delivering to them without delaj any a 
thereof taken, Bavins to the king the knights' fees and aavowsoni of 
churches thereto belonging and escheats after 21 January in the 
third year of the reign, and the keeping during tins vacancy of any 

lands by the abbot [iiiied since that day and to the abbey 



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1375. Membrane 26 — cont. 

annexed ; as on 27 June (sic) in the aforesaid year the king with the 
assent of the prelates, earls, barons and other nobles of the realm 
granted by letters patent to the abbot, prior and convent of 
Glastonbury that at every vacancy of the abbey by death, cession, 
resignation or otherwise the prior and convent and their successors 
should have the keeping of the abbey and all the temporalities thereof 
with all goods and property to the same belonging as fully as ever 
the abbot had when the see was filled, so that they should have 
free administration and disposal of the said temporalities, property 
and goods as they should see best, saving to the king the knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches during a vacancy, rendering to the 
king for every vacancy if it should endure one whole year 1,000 
marks, and if for a less time or a greater in proportion, so that no 
sheriff, escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king whatsoever 
should by reason of such vacancy meddle with the keeping thereof or 
of the manors, granges or other property or goods whatsoever to the 
abbey belonging, except that at the beginning of every vacancy the 
escheator or other minister of the king for the time being should take 
a simple seisin and at once depart as aforesaid. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir and Berkshire. Like 
order (omitting the clause which orders a simple seisin and withdrawal). 
The like to John Mattesford escheator in Devon. 

July 21. To John de Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors of Upton, 
Stillyngflete and Kylwardley, certain lands in Aycoscoghsh and a 
a sixth part of the manor of Baynton taken into the king's hand by 
the death of John de Grey of Retherfeld knight, delivering to Maud 
his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death 
held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said 
manors of Upton and Stillyngflete jointly with the said Maud of the 
gift and feoffment of Peter de Otryham parson of Estclaydon and 
William de Merston parson of Samerton for their lives, and by fine 
levied in the king's court likewise held the manor of Kylwardley, 
the lands and sixth part aforesaid jointly with the said Maud for their 
lives, and that the premises are held of others than the king. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Oxfordshire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis, concerning a fourth part of the manor of Stanlake ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
[John] de Grey of Retherfeld knight held that part jointly with Maud 
his wife by gift of Thomas parson of Niwebury, John de Baldynton, 
William parson of Chalreye and Robert atte Mulle chaplain to them 
and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same is held of others than 
the king. 

To Thomas Sewale escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to deliver 
to Bartholomew de Grey knight, son of John de Grey of Retherfeld, 
and to Philippa his wife four virgates of land in Estclaydon taken into 
the king's hand by the said John's death, together with the issues 
thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further 
with the residue of the manor of Estclaydon and the manor of 
Shobyndon likewise taken into the king's hand, delivering up any 



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1375. Membram 2<>-~cout. 

issues of these taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator. that by grant of Nicholas Tudemersh, Thomas 
Coubrngge and Walter Yonge the said John at his death held f<»r life 
the said four virgates as parcel of the manor of Estelaydon by knight 
service of the king as of the honour of Peverel, and likewise the 
residue of that manor and the manor of Shobyndon of others than 
the king, with remainder to the said Bartholomew and Philippa and 
to the heirs of their bodies ; and the king has taken the homage and 
fealty of the said Bartholomew, son and heir of the said John, 
and has commanded livery to be given him of his said father's lands. 

Membrane 25. 

March 25. To Thomas de Reynes lieutenant of William Latymere constable 
Westminster, of Dovorre castle. Order to cause twelve whole cloths by him 
found, which Bydan de Lospital has proved to be his, to be delivered 
up, to make inquisition concerning eight other cloths which have been 
eloigned, to whose hands they have come, and if they exist to cause 
them to be arrested in whose hands soever they shall be found, or if not 
the true price, which the lieutenant shall lay upon them, to be levied 
of those who have them and delivered to the said Bydan ; as the 
lieutenant has certified in chancery that he has found twelve of the 
cloths which the said Bydan by his own oath and by sufficient main- 
pernors of the city of Bayonne has proved to be his, that the proof 
seems to the lieutenant to be sufficient, and that eight cloths are in 
arrear to him, which were wasted and sold by seamen of Romeney and 
He the. 

March 25. To William Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 
Westminster, the Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant. Order to stay until further 
order payment to Richard Benet parson of the parish church within 
Dovorre castle of the 9 marks which on 12 November in the 38th year of 
the reign the king by letters patent granted him in aid of the main- 
tenance of his estate over and above the G marks yearly which he 
takes of the issues and profits of the castle, to be taken every year 
by him and his successors by the hands of the constable for the time 
being at Christmas, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas by even 
portions ; as the king has learned that the said Richard is not doing 
the duty of his office, as in law he is bound, in regard to the cure of 
souls etc. 

March 17. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Leycestershire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a manor at Adloxton. 
three virgates of land and ISd. of nut of freeholders in Carleton Curly, 
and 16.9. Sd. of like rent in Somerby which were of William Bakeluyt, 
delivering up any isau. \ thereof taken; as lately lor particular causes 
the king ordered -the escheator to certify in chancery under seal the 
manner and cause wherefore the said William's lands were by him 
taken into the king's hand, the description and yearly value 
thereof according to the true value in all issues, and the escheator 
certified thai a1 .mother tune the king Bent him a writ to make 

inquisition bo* much land the said William at his death laid m chief 
as u<-ii iii demesne ai in service, and how much «»! others, who was 
his next heir of blood and of w ha I md that he thereupon found by 



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1375. Membrane 25 — cont. 

inquisition that the said William held no lands in that county in chief, but 
it was by that inquisition presented that he died seised of the said manor, 
value 60s., the said lands value 33?. id. a year, and of the said rents, 
and that John Mey was his next heir of blood, which inquisition 
the escheator returned in chancery in pursuance of the said writ, 
certifying that although it was by the said inquisition presented 
that the said John was next heir of the said William's blood, he the 
escheator on 20 February last seized the premises into the king's 
hand, understanding that it pertained to his office so to do to the 
king's profit, and that he would until further order levy to the king's 
use any issues and profits thereof arising in the mean time, for that 
he saw not the said John, and knew not whether he was yet alive or no ; 
and the king reckons that cause insufficient. 

April 11. To Ralph de Tresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos and Maud his wife the advowson 
of Skirbek church, if the same was taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Anthony de Lucy and by reason of the nonage of Joan his 
daughter and heir and is yet in the kind's hand for that cause ; as 
it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Anthony died seised of no lands in that county, for that he aliened 
the manor and advowson of Skirbek and all other his lands with the 
knights' fees and advowsons which he had therein to Richard de 
Askeby parson of Werkyngton, William de Stodfold parson of Deen 
and Robert de Evenwode parson of Angreham in fee simple, that 
after his death the said Joan was his heir, being within age and in the 
king's wardship by reason of other lands in Cumberland held in chief, 
that claiming the presentation to Skirbek church in right of the said 
heir the king presented John de Saxton his clerk to the same, being 
void during her nonage, that he was at the king's presentation admitted 
by the bishop of Lincoln, and was instituted therein, that the said 
Joan died within age and in the king's wardship, and that the said 
Maud being sister of the said Anthony is aunt of the said Joan and 
next heir of her said brother, and of the age of 30 years ; and after 
the said Richard de Askeby and Robert de Evenwode died, and the 
said William de Stodfold survived, and gave the said manor and 
advowson and other lands with the knights' fees and advowsons to 
the said earl and Maud and to the said Maud's heirs, and after 
released to them all his right in the premises, in their possession being ; 
and on 6 November in the 43rd year of his reign the king respited 
the homage and fealty of the said earl due by reason of issue between 
him and the said Maud begotten, and commanded livery to be given 
to them of the said Anthony's lands which came to the king's hands 
as above rehearsed. 

April 12. To Walter Perle and David Hanemere justices of assize in 
Westminster. Oxfordshire. Order, if any such assizes as hereinafter mentioned 
are before them arraigned against John Dodeford now prior of St. 
Frideswide Oxford, to hold deliberation and behave so circumspectly 
in that behalf that nought shall arise which may tend to the prejudice 
of the king's right in the patronage of that priory, the diminution 
of chantries and other works of piety established of old time for the 
souls of the king's forefathers, or to the wrong or oppression of the 
said house ; as upon information received that by lack of care and 



49 EDWARD III. 



151 



1375. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 



prudent ruling of the priors and other presidents, by divers alienations 
of lands and possessions to divers persons in fee, for life and other* 
by numberless grants of corrodies, pensions and yearly rents by them 
made, and by removal of books, ornaments, jewels and other goods 
the property of the prior}- by fraud and collusion of certain therein, 
the said priory, which is of the foundation of the king's forefathers 
and of the king's patronage, is so much fallen that the lands and 
possessions thereof remaining suffice not for maintenance of the canons 
there serving, whereby divine worship is diminished, other works 
of piety established for the king, his forefathers and for other 
benefactors are withdrawn, and what is worse there is fear that the 
said canons are like to be dispersed if a speedy reined}' be not applied, 
the king desiring the relief of the priory on 26 February last 
by letters patent appointed Richard de Treton, John de Honyton 
and Thomas de Houton or two of them to make inquisition by 
true men of the county and certify touching the premises ; and 
the king is informed that great number of assizes of novel 
disseisin touching corrodies and pensions to be taken of the said house 
are before the said justices arraigned against the said now prior, 
wherein if they were to proceed the evils aforesaid might easily arise, 
especially since full inquisition is made upon the said articles, and the 
defects and hurts suffered by the priory yet remain uncorrected by 
the king and council. 

June 25. To the abbot of Alnewyk. Strict order upon his allegiance and 

Westminster, under pain of forfeiture forbidding him by colour of any command 
to him now or hereafter addressed by the abbot superior of the 
Premonstratensian order of France or by the abbot of Salseed of 
Scotland to submit himself or be intendant or obedient to the abbot 
of Salseed or his commissaries, or to any commands in their visitations, 
so behaving that the king shall have no matter for wrath against him 
as one who violates the rights of the crown ; as the king lias heard 
how that the said superior has appointed the abbot of Salseed shortly 
to visit the abbey of Alnewyk in England, the abbot and canons there, 
and to do other things unheard of, and the king is aware that if these 
things were suffered grave prejudice would arise to him and to the 
crown, especially as in times past such things were never suffered to 
be done by an enemy or at his command within the king's power or 
realm, and it is presumed that hereby the abbey is like to be charged 
with grievous and unwonted imposts, and money to be carried 
over from England to his enemies, which the king will not and ought 
not to endure. 

Vacated, because upon the Close Roll of last year. 

June 2. To John de Cavendissh and his fellows, Justices a]. pointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order to view and examine the record and 

process herewith sent under seal, to summon before them the prior 

of Lantony Prima in Wales and Robert de Sutton clerk and any other 

who ought to be summoned, to hear the reasons and allegations to 

be set forth as well for the king as for the Baid prior, and t. 

any erron therein to lie in due manner corrected <>n either party, 

proceeding as of right ought, to be done according to the law and 
custom of England; as lately at the suit of John de Clone, 
sometime prior of Lantony aforesaid by his petition in parliament 



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presented before the king and council, averring that by a judgment 
rendered in error in the Common Bench of Dublin against John 
Rufford his predecessor (then deceased) the king [recovered] his 
presentation to the church of Archath, which was appropriated to the 
said prior and convent time out of mind, and presented thereto 
William de Bardesby, who at the king's presentation was instituted 
and inducted, and praying for correction of the errors in that record 
and process and in the rendering of that judgment, the king caused 
the same to come before him in England, and the record and process 
being before the king viewed and examined and the errors appointed 
therein being heard and debated, it was determined that the said 
judgment should be annulled and that the said prior should have a 
writ to the sheriff to put him in seisin of the said advowson ; and after 
in the parliament at Westminster in the twelfth year of the reign 
it was by the said prior averred that after the annulment aforesaid 
the justiciary of Ireland presented John de Bardesby clerk, to the 
said church, being void by the resignation of William de Bardesby, 
and the king commanded the justiciary to revoke any presentation so 
made by him in the king's name or by others, suffering the then prior 
to have such estate in the said advowson as his predecessor had before 
the rendering of the said erroneous judgment, as appears as well by 
an exemplification of the said record and process and by the prior's 
petition in parliament endorsed as by inspection of the rolls of 
chancery ; and after the prior petitioned the king to revoke the 
presentation of the said Robert de Sutton under the seal used in Ireland, 
which presentation he procured by averring that the right of pre- 
sentation belonged to the king by colour of the presentation of John 
de Bardesby, after revoked as aforesaid, and to stay a plea in the 
court of Ireland wherein the said prior was at the king's suit impleaded 
by writ of quare impedit, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff of 
Meath in Ireland to give notice to the said Robert to be in chancery 
in the quinzaine of Michaelmas last to shew cause wherefore his 
presentation ought not to be revoked ; at which day the said 
Robert appeared, and alleged for the king that in the court 
of Ireland the king recovered by quare impedit the presentation 
to the said church, and that by virtue of that recovery he the 
said Robert obtained possession of the said church, wherefore the 
king caused the record and process of that cause in the court of 
Ireland with all things affecting the same to come before him in the 
chancery of England there to be viewed and examined as lawful 
was ; and on behalf of the said prior it is alleged that there are great 
number of errors in that record and process. 

July 14. To Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. Order to cause Peter son 
Westminster, and heir of Walter Burre tenant by knight service of the king as of 
the honour of Reylegh to have seisin of his said father's lands taken 
into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the said Peter's 
nonage ; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king 
has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30574.] 

Membrane 24. 

Sept. 20. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Dorset. Order not to meddle 
Westminster, by reason of this vacancy with the temporalities of the bishopric of 



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1375. Membrane 24 — cont. 

Salisbury, now void by the death of Robert the last bishop, or with 
any property to the same belonging, but in the dean's absence to 
suffer the chapter of St. .Mary Salisbury freely without Let to dispose 
of the said temporalities, delivering to the chapter anything thereof 
taken by him since the bishop's death, saving to the king daring this 
vacancy the knights' fees and advowsons of churches to the bishopric 
belonging, the temporal escheats which shall fall in, and the keeping of 
Shirburne castle and of any lands acquired by the bishop or his 
predecessors since 19 December 11 Edward II; as on that day the 
late king by letters patent, by the now king confirmed, granted that 
at every vacancy of the said bishopric the dean and chapter of the 
said church and their successors should have the keeping of the 
bishopric and of all temporalities, property and goods thereto 
belonging as fully as in any times past the bishops had when the 
see was filled or as the king might or ought to have had if the keeping 
were in his hands, so that they should have free administration and 
disposal of the said temporalities, goods and property as they should 
see best, taking all manner of emoluments, saving to the king the 
knights' fees held of the bishopric, and the advowsons of churches 
when they should fall in during a vacancy, so that all rents and yearly 
services of such fees arising during vacancies should remain to the 
dean and chapter, and saving to the king escheats which should then 
fall in, which escheats at the end of every vacancy, namely after the 
fealty of the bishop elect and confirmed or appointed, should without 
let or trouble of the king or his heirs remain to the bishop and to his 
successors, rendering to the king for every vacancy if enduring one 
whole year 1,021 J. 7s. lid. whereat the bishopric is yearly taxed, 
and for a greater or a less time in proportion, so that no escheator, 
sheriff or other bailiff or minister of the king should by reason of a 
vacancy meddle with the keeping of the bishopric, the manors or other 
property or goods thereto belonging, except that in the beginning of 
every vacancy the escheator or other minister of the king for the 
time being should in name of the king's lordship take a simple seisin 
within some manor of the bishopric and forthwith depart without 
taking fealty or acknowledgment of any tenant of the bishopric or 
taking or carrying aught away, so that by reason of such seisin he 
should not make his abode there longer than one day nor leave any 
substitute in his room, saving to the king the keeping of any lands or 
rents acquired by the bishop in fee after the aforesaid date, to be kept 
during vacancies by the escheators or other his ministers, so that 
none of them should by reason thereof enter the bishopric or meddle 
therewith or with aught thereto pertaining save as aforesaid. 

The like, omitting the clause relating to Shirburne castle, to the 
following : 

William de Walleworth mayor of the city of London and escheator 
therein. 

Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir and Berkshire. 

Thomas de Illeston escheator in Surrey and Middlesex. 

Membrane 23. 

July 6. To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors of 

Lavyngton, Kynthorp and Withcalle taken into the king's hand 



154 



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1375. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 



by the death of William brother of Nicholas de Cantilupo, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that Nicholas de Cantilupo knight the grand- 
father enfeoffed Thomas Neumarche knight, John Bussy and Hugh 
Cressy jointlj' of the said manors, which are held of others than the 
king, that the said feoffees gave the same to Joan who was wife of the 
said Nicholas for life with remainder to Nicholas son of William son 
of the said Nicholas the grandfather (both now deceased) and to the 
heirs of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to William brother 
of the said Nicholas the grandson and to the heirs of his body, 
remainder for lack of such an heir to the right heirs of the said 
Nicholas the grandfather, and that the same ought by the form of the 
gift to remain to William de Cantilupo son and heir of the said 
Nicholas the grandfather for that the said Nicholas son of William 
and the said William his brother are dead without issue. 

To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Like order, mutatis 
mutandis, concerning the manor of Ambresbury taken into the king's 
hand by the death of William de Cantilupo the younger ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee nor in service, but by gift and feoffment of Thomas 
de Neumarchee knight, John de Bussy and Hugh de Cressy held the 
said manor in his demesne as of fee tail to him and the heirs of his 
body, with remainder for lack of such an heir to the right heirs of 
Nicholas de Cantilupo knight his grandfather, that William de 
Cantilupo knight is next heir of the said Nicholas the grandfather and 
of full age, and that the said manor is held of others than the king. 

Aug. 8. To the sheriff of Leycester. Order at his peril to cause as many 

Yardley. men of that county as need be to come thence in order to make a 
sufficient stable for the king's deer in his park of Ridlyngton and 
bailiwick of Beaumond against the king's coming, so that they be 
there at his coming without difficulty, and that the king's sport be 
not hindered by neglect of the sheriff or lack of such men ; as the 
king is about to come shortly to his forest of Roteland for sport there 
in the present hunting season. 



Aug. 9. To the steward and marshals of the king's household. Order to be 

Yardley. advised and behave so circumspectly in the taking of an inquisition which 
they are purposing to take in a cause now pending without the king's 
writ between John Giles of Thyndon and John Symondeson and John 
Cole of Broghton co.Norhampton concerning an alleged debt of 20 marks, 
that nought be attempted to the prejudice of either party contrary to 
justice or to the law and custom of the realm ; as b}^ the grievous 
complaint of the defendants it is shewn the king that, although the 
contract and action for debt arose at the town of Broghton co. 
Norhampton, which is within the verge of the king's household, the 
steward and marshals are purposing to take that inquisition of the 
venue of Broghton co. Bukingham, which is without the verge, to 
the defendants' prejudice and contrary to the law and custom aforesaid ; 
and it is the king's will that nought be done derogatory to the common 
law. 



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Aug. 11. To John Karnels escheator in Xorhamptonshire. Order to deliver 

Drayton, the manor of Duston in dower to Maud wno was wife of John de Grey 
of Retherfeld tenant in chief, of whom the kiiiL r lias commanded an 
oath to be taken by the abbot of Redyng that she will not many 
without the king's licence ; as by assent of Bartholomew de Grey knight . 
son and heir of the said John, the king has assigned to her in dowel 
of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his 
death the said manor, a moiety of the manor of Somcrton co. Oxford 
with the advowson, to present every other turn, and a yearly rent of 
16 marks to be taken at Martinmas and Whitsuntide by even portions 
of a moiety of the manor of Askham co. York. 

The like to Oliver de Harnham escheator in Oxfordshire, to deliver in 
dower to the said Maud a moiety of the manor of Somerton with the 
advowson as aforesaid. 

The like to John Sayvylle escheator in Yorkshire to deliver to her 
the said yearly rent to be taken of a moiety of the manor of Askham. 

July 28. To Thomas Sewale escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Cumber- 
ton called ' Burdeleysmaner,' taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Joan who was wife of Gilbert de la Chaumbre, delivering up any 
issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Joan at her death held no lands in 
that county the wardship whereof ought at present to pertain to the 
king, but held the said manor of others than the king. 

June 28. To John Carnell' escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to William Corbet, son of Elizabeth sister of Thomas Baa and brother 
and heir of John son of William Corbet tenant in chief, a toft, 5k 
virgates of land and 3s. 5d. of rent in Bradden and a messuage, one 
carucate of land and 10 acres of underwood in Sewell taken into the 
king's hand by the death of the said Thomas and by reason of the 
nonage of the said William brother of John ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken at his command by Nicholas Seymour late escheator, 
that Thomas Baa at his death held no lands in that county in chief in 
his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises of others 
than the king, and that the said William brother of John is his cousin 
and next heir, being lately within age and in the king's wardship but 
now of full age ; and on 20 May last the said William's age being 
proved the king took his homage and fealty, and commanded livery to 
be given him of the lands of the said John his father («*c). 

Aug. 19. To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take the 

Nassington. fealty of Amandus Sourdevale according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to deliver to him a mi a dovecot, <'.() acres of 

land and 110.9. Ad. of rent in Threkyngham taken into the king's hand 
by the death of .Vines daughter of Agnee de Sourdevale, together 
with the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and 
meddle no further with divers other lands held of others than t In- 
king, delivering to the said Amandus any Issues of these taken ; as 

the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at. 
her death the said Agnes the daughter held no lands in that count} in 

chief nor of others in her demesne as of fee nor in sen ice, but held the 
premises in fee tail by knight service of the heir of Henry de Bello Mont, 



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tenant in chief, being within age and in the king's wardship, 
and divers other lands likewise of others than the king by gift and 
feoffment of Thomas vicar of Threkyngham and Hugh atte Halle to 
John Sourdevalc and Agnes his wife and to the heirs of their bodies 
of all the premises by name of the manor of Threkyngham, with re- 
mainder for lack of such an heir to the said Amandus (yet living) 
father of the said John and to his heirs, and that the same ought 
by the form of the gift to remain to the said Amandus for that the said 
John, Agnes his wife and Agnes their daughter and heir are dead 
without issue. 

Aug. 31. To Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to assign 
Oakham, dower of her husband's lands, taken into the king's hand by his death, 
to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward de Kendale knight tenant in 
chief, of whom the king has commanded an oath to be taken by 
William Croyser knight that she will not marry without the king's 
licence, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 



Membrane 22. 

Oct. 10. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John Frende, who is dead. 

Oct. 12. To Walter Cifrewast escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with a tenement and appur- 
tenances in Wymborne Mynstre, delivering to Richard Alayn his 
brother any issues thereof taken since the death of Warin Aleyn ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said tenement was taken into his hand by reason of the idiocy 
of the said Warin and so is in his hand, that the same is held of 
others than the king, and that the said Richard is next heir of the 
said Warin and of full age. 

Oct. 17. Order to the sheriff of Norhampton to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of John de Messenden, who is dead. 

Oct. 20. To the keepers or farmers and tenants of the king's manor of Hedyng- 

Westminster. ton, his hundred of Bolyngdon, and his hundred beyond the northward 
gate of the town of Oxford for the time being. Writ de intendendo, 
directing them of their fee farm to pay to John de Beverle the king's 
esquire and Amice his wife as well the arrears before 9 April last of 27/. 
yearly as of 55 (sic) yearly since that date, and henceforward to pay them 
81/. a year, taking their acquittance ; as on 30 January in the 46th year 
of his reign for particular causes therein expressed the king by letters 
patent granted to the said John and Amice 27/. to be so taken every 
year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions by the hands of 
Richard Dammory late farmer of the said manor and hundreds and 
of the king's heirs or other farmers thereof for their lives or until 
he should take other order for their estate ; and on 9 April last, the 
said Richard being dead, the king granted to the said John, over and 
above the 27/. aforesaid, the residue of the said fee farm which is 
extended at 81/. a year, namely 54/. a year, to be taken every year by the 
hands of the farmers or tenants of the said manor and hundreds during 
the said John's life or until the king should take other order for his 



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1375. Membrane 22 — cont. 

estate, with reversion to the king and his heirs of the said 542. a year 
after the said John's death, and of the said 27/. a year after the deaths 
of the said John and Amice. 
El erat patens. 

Membrane 21. 

Sept. 6. To Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire. Older to deliver 

Rockingham, to John son of John Argentem the manors of Great Wylmundelee 
and Little Wylmundelee taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers the elder, together with the 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator. that the said Agnes at her death held no land in that 
county in chief in her demesne as of fee. but held the manor of Great 
Wylmundele in chief by the serjeanty of serving of one cup at the 
king's coronation with the citizens of London, and the manor of Little 
Wylmundele likewise of the king as of the honour of Albemarle by 
service of rendering 20s. a year tow aids the ward of Craven, and that the 
said John Dargentem, son of John Dargentem sometime her husband, 
is her said husband's next heir and of full age ; and on 6 March in 
the 12th year of his reign the king took the homage of the said John, 
being son and heir of John Dargentem who was tenant in chief of the late 
king, and commanded livery to be given him of his said father's lands. 

To Thomas Sewale escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not to 
meddle further with a manor in Meldeburne called the Argentems 
with appurtenances in Meldeburne and Melreth taken into the king's 
hand b}' the death of the said Agnes, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned etc. (as above) that she held the said 
manor for life, in name of dower after the death of John Dargentem 
her first husband, of William Latymere by knight service and by the 
service of 5s. a year, and that John Dargentem knight son of John 
etc. (as above). 

Sept. 5. To Richard de Waterden escheator in Norffolk. Order to deliver 

Rockingham, to John fitz Johan the manor of Skulton called Burdeleys. taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of Gilbert de la 
Chaumbre, together with the issues thereof taken, to hold for his 
life by the courtesy of England ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that at her death the said Joan held the said 
manor in her demesne as of fee in chief by the service of being at the 
king's coronation and doing the office of lardenar, and that the said 
John, who took her to wife, ought to hold the same for his life by the 
courtesy l>y reason of issue between them begotten ; and the king has 
taken his fealty. 

Sept. 17. To Thomas Walssh escheator in Warwickshire. Order to delivei to 

Westminster. John de Beauchamp of Holt and .loan his wife, daughter and heir of 

Robert leFut tenant by knighl service of the heir of John Lenveysy 

t' nant in chief, lately within age and in the king's wardship, all (In- 
lands BO held by her said father' which are taken into the king's hand 

by his death and by reason of the said .Joan- nonage aa she baa 
proved her age before the escheator. 

To Oliver de llarnhain esoheatoi m Oxfordshire. Like order; 

id .loan has |>ro\ed In l age before Thomas \\al>-.h. 



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1375, Membrane 21 — cont. 

Sept. 24. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, when required by 
Westminster. William Strete the king's serjeant his butler, to admit Henry de Morton, 
whom by appointment of the king he has made his substitute, to 
execute in his stead the office of coroner in the city of London, taking 
nevertheless of the said Henry an oath that he will behave well and 
truly therein ; as by reason of divers the king's business whereon at 
the king's command he is engaged in divers parts of England, the 
said William, to whom that office pertains, has no leisure to exercise 
the same in person in the said city. By bill of the king's butler. 

Sept. 25. To Richard Waterden escheator in Suffolk and Norffolk. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of 
Wyset co. Suffolk and divers other manors and lands in Norffolk 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Agnes who was wife of 
John de Nerford knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, by the escheator taken 
at his command, that the said Agnes at her death held no lands in 
chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor for life of the 
king as of the honour of Richemund by the service of the fourth part 
of one knight's fee, and divers manors and lands in Noiffolk of others 
than the king, and that Margaret daughter of John de Nerford son of 
Thomas de Nerford knight brother of the said John de Nerford knight, 
whom John Brewes has taken to wife, is cousin and next heir of John 
de Nerford knight and of full age ; and on 20 July in the 46th year 
of his reign the king granted the said honour to his son John duke 
of Brittany. 

Sept. 28. To the sheriff of Norhampton for the time being. Order to pay to 
Westminster. John de Luffewyk late keeper of the king's park of Brixstoke the 
arrears since 9 September last of 6d. a day, and henceforth to pay 
him that daily sum every year during his life, taking his acquittance ; 
as on that day the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the 
said John for his good service long time rendered, and for that he 
is now too infirm and aged to toil with advantage in that service, 6d. 
a day for his maintenance to be taken for life of the issues of that 
county by the hands of the sheriff. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Oxford. Order, according 

Westminster, to the liberties granted them by charters of former kings and the 

king's confirmation thereof, to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

of Roger Chichestre late coroner of that town, who is elected bailiff 

thereof as the king has learned. 

Membrane 20. 

Oct. 4. To John Sergeaunt escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 

Westminster, of Maud who was wife of John fitz Nicol tenant in chief an oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of 
Thomas his cousin and heir, if being warned he will attend, to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by 
his death, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Oct. 4. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Geoffrey Aylewyn, who is blind and aged. 



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1375. Membrane 20 — cont. 

Oct. 10. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Cauntelo de Marlebergh, who is dead. 

Oct. 12. To Roger de la Lee escheator in Salop. Order to cause Robert 

Westminster. Ferrers to have seisin of a messuage and one oarucate of land in 
Neweton held by Thomas Moid outlawed for felony it is said ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
premises have been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his 
hand, that the said Thomas held them of the said Robert thai for 
three years past the escheators have answered at the exchequer for t he- 
issues thereof, and that Edmund de Borton late escheator had the 
year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the king 
for the same. 

Oct. 18. To Walter Cyfrewast escheator in Somerset. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Horcy, 
a messuage, one carucate of land 6 acres of meadow in Swyndon, and 
66s. 8d. of rent issuing from a messuage and one carucate of land in 
Postrigge taken into the king's hand by the death of John Horcy, 
delivering to Eleanor his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John 
at his death held the said manor jointly with the said Eleanor to them 
and the heiis of their bodies, and the premises in Swyndon, and the 
said rent issuing from the premises in Postrigge now held for life by 
Robert Crosse parson of Spaxton and Robert Crosse the younger by the 
rent above mentioned for their lives, also the reversion of the last 
mentioned premises, by gift of Thomas atte Rewe and others, and 
that the same are held of others than the king. 

Oct. 16. To W T alter Cyfrewast escheator in Somerset. Order to take of 

Westminster. Eleanor who was wife of John Horcy tenant in chief an oath that 

she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower 

of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, 

sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Sept. 30. To the farmers, keepers or bailiffs of the king's manors of Penreth 
Westminster, and Soureb}' co. Cumberland for the time being. Order of the farm or 
issues of those manors to pay to John de Neville steward of the king's 
household for life 100/. yearly at Easter and Michaelmas by even 
portions, taking his acquittance ; as the king by Letters patent has 
granted to the said John for his good service 100/. a year to be so 
taken for his life or until the king shall take other order for his estate. 
El erat patens. 

Membrane 19. 
Sept. 24. To Richard Waterden escheator in Xorffolk and Suffolk. Order to 

Westminster, take the fealty of .Miehael atte Pool kniL'ht according to the form of 
B Schedule enclosed, to take of him and katheiine his wife security for 

payment at the exchequer of their relief for <;'•» acres of pasture in 
wyngefeld co. Suffolk, and to cause them to have seisin of the said 

pasture taken into the king's hand by the death of Eleanor who was 

wife of .John de Wyngefeld knight, but no! to meddle further with 
divers other ma nor- and lands m those counties likewi i taken into the 

king's hand, delivering up ail I those taken M the king kUM 



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1375. Membrane 19 — cent. 

learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Eleanor 
at her deatli held the said pasture in chief by the service of two white 
doves payable yearly, and divers manors and lands in those counties 
of others than the king, and that the said Katherine her daughter 
is her next heir and of full age. 

Vacated, because upon the Fine Boll for this year. 

Sept. 28. To the bailiffs of the city of Worcester for the time being. Order 
Westminster, to pay to John de Beauchamp the king's esquire the arrears since 12 
August last of 20/. a year, and henceforth to pay him that yearly sum 
for life at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, taking his acquit- 
tance ; as lately by letters patent under the great seal the king granted 
the said John for keeping the castle of Bruggenorth 6d. a day of the 
issues of the county of Salop to be taken for life at the hands of the 
sheriff, and by other letters patent granted him for his good service 
10 marks a year so long as he should abide in the king's household and 
10/. a year after he should depart thence with the king's leave, to be 
taken at the exchequer during his life or until the king should take 
other order for his estate ; and after on 12 August last, at the said 
John's petition and for that he gave up the said letters patent in 
chancery to be cancelled, the king of his favour granted by letters patent 
to the said John as well in recompense for the 6c/. a day as for his 
service aforesaid 20/. a year to be taken as aforesaid of the farm of 
the said city during his life or until the king should take other order 
for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Sept. 6. To the prior of Worcester, being guardian of the spirituality of the 

Westminster, bishopric of Worcester during the vacancy of the see. Order if 
the facts be as hereinafter mentioned, to release the sequestration 
of the goods and chattels of Robert Idebury parson of Twenyngge, 
lest the king have matter for wrath against the prior as one who 
impugns the rights of the crown ; as according to the law and custom 
of England heretofore observed and approved the goods and chattels 
of outlaws pertain as forfeit to the king, and have been used so to 
do time out of mind ; and although John Sergeant his escheator 
in Gloucestershire seized into the king's hand divers goods and chattels 
of the said parson appraised at 10 marks, for that he found by in- 
quisition, before him taken of his office, that the said parson was 
outlawed in that county for divers felonies and trespasses, the said 
prior has caused the same to be sequestrated into his hands, as the 
king has learned ; and the king will not endure such things to the 
prejudice of himself and of the crown. 

Oct. 12. To Thomas Waryner. Writ de intendendo, directing him to cause 

Westminster. 10 marks lOd. for Michaelmas term last to be paid to John atte Welde 
and William Gervays, executors of Robert de Woubourne one of the 
tellers of the receipt of the exchequer, and 20 marks 20d. henceforward 
every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions until the lawful 
age of the heir of Thomas de Overton tenant in chief, if Thomas Waryner 
shall so long have the wardship of two thirds of his lands taken into the 
king's hand by his death and by reason of the said heir's nonage, taking 
the executors' acquittance ; as lately the king granted to the said 
Robert 100s, a year to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even 



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1375. Membrane 19 — cont. 

portions of the issues of Bedfordshire and Bukinghainshire by the 
hands of the sheriff all his life or until the king ^tould take other 
order for his estate ; and on 1 September in the 40th year of his reign, 
in recompense for that Bum and for that he gave up the letters patent 
concerning the same in chancery to be cancelled, the king by letters 
patent granted to the said Robert the 20 marks 20J. which Thomas 
Waryner is bound yearly to pay at the exchequer for the wardship 
aforesaid, to be taken as aforesaid by his hands or the hands of another 
guardian until the lawful age of the said heir. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 18. To Roger atte Lee escheator in Staffordshire. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with two parts of the manors 
of Weston under Luseyord and Neuton by Blyfeld into five equal 
parts divided, taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth 
daughter and heir of William Trumwyn of Cannokbury, delivering 
up any issues thereof taken, although lately it was found by inquisition, 
by the escheator taken at the king's command, that at her death 
the said Elizabeth held three parts of the said manors, that Isabel 
wife of William RejTiald her aunt is her next heir and of full age, and 
that the same are held of others than the king ; as the said William 
Reynald and Isabel, appearing in person in chancery in the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas last, acknowledged and averred that they had no 
right in two parts of the said manors so divided, nor did any pertain to 
them at present, but that by virtue of a fine levied in the king's court 
before William de Fyncheden and his fellows justices of the Bench in 
the 47th 3 r ear of the reign those two parts ought now after the said 
Elizabeth's death to remain to Adam de Peshale and Elizabeth his 
wife, as appears by a part of the said fine produced in chancery. 

Membrane 18. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William de Wyhum, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Oct. 24. To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, in dower to Margaret who was wife of Henry de Bello Monte tenant in 
chief such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees and parts of 
fees following which the king has assigned to her of the knights' fees 
of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death, namely 
the sixth part of one knight's fee in Braytoft and Frisby now held 
by John de Cressy and extended at 16s. $d. a year, the fifth part of 
one knight's fee in Kateby held by John de Croxtorj at 20s., the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Hotoft and elsewhere held by John de 
Helynges at 50s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Tiryngton held 
by the heirs of Thomas Mustel] at 50s., the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Langton and Thymelby held by .John de Wylughby and the 
abbot of Kirkestede at 50s., one knight's fee in Kelstem and Eayles- 
thorp held by Robert Eaulay knight and the abbot of Louth Pan at 
100s., the eighth part of one knight's fee in Barton held by John do 
Wilughby at L2s. M. t the fifth part of one knight's fee in the said 
town of Barton held by the heirs of John de Orby a4 20s., the third 
part of one knight's fee in the same town held by the abbot oi Bardenaye 
at 2\ marks, the eighth part of one knight's fee in the same town 

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1375. Membrane 18 — cont. 

held by the abbot of Thornton at 12s. 6d., the twentieth part of one 
knight's fee in the same town held by Roger Straunge at 5s., the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Feriby held by Thomas de Kidale at 50s., 
one knight's fee in Horkestowe held by the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England at 100s., three knights' fees in Wyn- 
tryngham held by Dame de Marmyon at 151., the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Asethorp held by the heirs of Robert de Horneby at 50s., one 
knight's fee in Scampton held by the abbot of Kirkestede at 100s., 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Burton held by the abbot of 
Bardenaye at 25s., three quarters of one knight's fee in the same town 
held by the abbot of Barlynges at 75s., two knights' fees in Coke wo Id 
and Thoresweye held by John de Helynges at 101., one knight's fee 
in Swalowe and Cotes held by John de Helynges at 100s., the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Thoreswaye held by the heirs of Peter Neville 
at 50s., one knight's fee in Barowe held by the abbot of Thornton at 
100s., two thirds of one knight's fee in Rothewell held by the heirs 
of Robert de Keleby at 5 marks, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
the said town of Rothewell and Thoresweye held by the heirs of Roger 
de Insula at 50s., 2 J knights' fees in Ilkeston co. Derby held by William 
de Cantilupo knight at 111. 5s., 3 J knights' fees in Whatton in la Vale 
co. Notyngham held by Hugh Newemarche at 17/. 10s., one knight's 
fee in Hemyngton held by John de Crophull and Henry de Langton 
at 100s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hatherne held by John 
Nauncell at 25s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Hoghton and 
Swynford sometime held by Stephen Malore at 50s., one knight's fee 
in Frisby and Gal by now held by John Burdet at 100s., the fortieth 
part of one knight's fee in Weston sometime held by Martin de Baill' 
at 5s., the ninth part of one knight's fee in Weston sometime held by 
Saier de Trumpton at 10s., the fortieth part of one knight's fee in 
Wykyngeston sometime held by Martin de Baill' at 5s., the fortieth 
part of one knight's fee in Weston sometime held by Robert de 
Horpewell at 10s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Burton 
Noveray sometime held by Nicholas Noveray at 25s., one knight's 
fee in Loghton formerly held by the earl of Oxford at 100s., one 
knight's fee in Wykyngeston formerly held by the said earl at 
100s., and one knight's fee and the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Wheston and Mounsorell co. Leycester sometime held by John de 
Segrave and extended at 11. 10s. a year. 

To John de Bekyngham escheator in Notynghamshire and Derby- 
shire. Like order to deliver in dower to the said Margaret 3£ knights' 
fees in Whatton in la Vale co. Notyngham and 2| knights' fees in 
Ilkeston co. Derby, tenants and extents (as above). 

To Thomas Walssh escheator in Leycestershire. Like order in 
regard to one knight's fee in Hemyngton, the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Hatherne, the moiety of one knight's fee in Hoghton and 
Swynford, one knight's fee in Frisby and Galby, the fortieth part of 
one knight's fee in Weston, the ninth part of one knight's fee in Weston, 
the fortieth part of one knight's fee in Wykyngeston, the fortieth part 
of one knight's fee in Weston, the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Burton Noveray, one knight's fee in Loghton, one knight's fee in 
Wykyngeston, and one knight's fee and the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Wheston and Mounsorell, tenants and extents (as above). 



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To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver in 
dower to the said Margaret the advowsons following, which tho king 
has assigned to her of the advowsons of her said husband, namely 
the advowsons of Lyndewode church extended at 20 marks a year, 
and of Caillesthorp church at 12 i marks a year, both in that county. 



Membrane 17. 

Oct. 19. To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the lands and tenements 
hereinafter mentioned taken into the king's hand by the death of 
Thomas de Bolton, delivering to John de Lokton and Agnes his wife 
any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Thomas held jointly 
with Agnes his wife (whom the said John de Lokton has taken to wife) of 
the gift of Adam de Appilton chaplain made with the king's licence to 
them and the heirs of their bodies, a messuage and garden called 
Gaytskogh, nine tofts, fourteen bovates and 60 acres of land, 7 acres 
of meadow and 30s. of rent in Hoton Colswayne, which are held in 
chief, and likewise jointly with the said Agnes the manor of Hoton 
Colswayne and three bovates of land in that town with the site of 
a water mill upon the river Derwent, the manor of Hoton Bardolf 
and three bovates of land in that town, and twelve bovates of land in 
Hoton Mynchon held of others than the king ; and the king has taken 
the fealty of John de Lokton. 

Oct. 20. To John Sergeant escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Richard de Lutteleye and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Richard 
Haym tenant by knight service of Humphrey de Bohun cousin and 
heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford tenant in chief who was 
lately within age and in the king's wardship, all the lands of her said 
father which by his death are in the king's hand ; as the said Joan 
has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken the 
fealty of her said husband. 

Oct. 14. To John de Sayvylle escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause Ellis 

Westminster, de Thoresby to have seisin of a messuage in Brunby held by John 
son of Arnald de Brunby outlawed for divers felonies it is said, and 
Richard Veile of Brunby and Joan his wife to have seisin of a toft 
containing two pieces of waste ground and of four bovates of land 
in Brunby held by the said John ; as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion, taken by the escheator, that the premises have been in liis hand 
a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said John held 
that messuage of the said KIlis, and the toft and land of the said 
Richard and Joan, and that William de la Vale late escheator had the 
year and a day and the waste thereof, and ought to answer to the 
king for the same. 

Oct. 26. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in the eoiintv of Siit h ampton. 

Westminster. Order to cause [ngelram son and heir of William I'.ruvn knight to 

have seisin of the lands of his said lather taken into the kind's hand 

by his death ; as he has proved his age before tl"- esoheator, and 
the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [307:50. ] 



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2375. Membrane 16. 

Oct. 24. To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver 100 

Westminster, acres of land in Carleton by Warthill and the launds of Sandburne 
and Qwitkar in the town of Stokton containing 200 acres of moor 
and pasture, taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas de 
Bolton, together with the issues thereof taken, to the next friend on 
her mother's side of Mary his daughter and heir to whom the inheritance 
may not descend, to be kept to her use, but to remove the king's 
hand and meddle no further with divers other lands likewise taken 
into the king's hand, delivering up any issues of these taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Thomas at his death held no lands in the escheator's bailiwick in 
chief in his demesne as of fee whereby the wardship of his lands ought 
at present to pertain to the king, but held the said land, moor and 
pasture in chief as in socage rendering 53s. 4d. at the exchequer by 
the hands of the sheriff, and divers other lands of others than the king, 
and that the said Mary is his next heir and of the age of 2 years all 
but one quarter. 

Oct. 28. To John Sergeant escheator in Herefordshire. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Lucy late wife of Thomas Chaundos knight according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's hand and 
meddle no further with the manor of Lugwardyn. one toft and the 
moiety of one carucate of land in Frome and Dormyton taken into 
the king's hand by the death of her said husband, delivering to her any 
issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death held the said 
manor in chief jointly with the said Lucy by gift and feoffment of 
Roger Chaundos made with the king's licence to them and the heirs of 
their bodies, with reversion for lack of such an heir to the said Roger 
and his heirs, and the said toft and land likewise jointly with the 
said Lucy of others than the king. 

Oct. 26. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to keep in the king's 

Westminster, hand 5s. of rent in the parish of Nonynton taken into the king's hand 
by the death of John de Soles, but to remove the king's hand and 
meddle no further with the manor of Betleshangre and divers other 
tenements likewise so taken, delivering up any issues of these taken ; as 
the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said John at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in chief in his 
demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the said rent by knight service 
of Richard brother and heir of Thomas de Ponynges knight tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and the said manor and other 
lands of others than the king. 

Nov. 5. To John Sayville escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause Marmaduke 

Westminster, son and heir of John son of Edmund de Tweng tenant in chief to have 
seisin of the lands of the said Edmund his father* (sic) taken into 
the king's hand by his death ; as the said Marmaduke has proved his 
age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30752.] 

Nov. 10. To the constable of Wyndesore castle for the time being, or to his 
Westminster, lieutenant there. Order of the issues of his bailiwick to pay to Ralph 

* The same error is found in the warrant. 



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Membrane 1G — cont. 



Porter the king's Serjeant the arrears of his wages since 30 August 
in the 49th year of the reign, and henceforward to pay him such 
wages as John de Westele in his life time used to have, taking his 
acquittance for every payment ; as on that day the king by Letters 
patent granted to the said Ralph daring pleasure the office of Janitor 
of the said castle, taking such wages and lees and in the same manner 
as the said John late janitor deceased used to take in that oiliee. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 10. To John Sayville escheator in Westmorland. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Katherine Whitefeld the manor of Barton, a messuage in the town 
of Barton called Trostormond excepted, taken into the king's hand 
by the death of Randolph de Dacre, together with the issues taken 
of the said manor with that exception ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Randolph 
held that manor with the exception aforesaid for his life by gift of 
William de Halton and William Chaumberleyn chaplains, with re- 
mainder to the said Katherine for her life, and that the same is held 
of the heir of Thomas de Twheng tenant in chief, a minor in the king's 
wardship, by the service of paying one sore sparrowhawk or Vld. 
a year at the feast of St. Peter's Chains ; and the king has taken 
the fealty of the said Katharine. 



Nov. 7. 
Westminster. 



To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver by indenture Nicholas 
Clerk, who Mas taken with the manner of two silver salts of the king's 
engraved with the king's arms, and is imprisoned in Neugate gaol, 
to William Mau the king's serjeant from whose keeping the same 
were stolen, to be brought to the Marshalsea prison of the king's 
household until thence delivered according to the law and custom of 
England, also the said salts to be kept to the king's use. 

Nov. 10. Brother Henry Wernuill' attorney of the bishop of Achonry has 
Westminster, the king's letters of exchange addressed to Peter Mark merchant of 
Lumbardy dwelling in the city of London for 81. payable to the said 
bishop or to his attorney in foreign parts. 

Nov. 8. John de Langton has like letters for 40/. addressed to the said 

Westminster. Peter and payable to himself. 

Nov. 13. Adam Naas clerk and Master Thomas de Southam have like Letter! 
Westminster, addressed to John Crede for 100 marks payable in foreign parts. 

William Palmere has like letters for 6/. addressed to Peter Mark. 

Peter Pawe clerk dwelling in Avinon has like letters for 10 marks 
addressed to John Crede. 



Nov. 14. Master Thomas de Wormcnhale has like letters for 50J. addn 

Westminster, to the said John. 

William master arbalester of th<' Town- of London and Bonseignooi 
master of the kin have like Letters for LOO florins addn 

to Peter Mark merchant of Lumbardy and payable to them in foreign 

parts. 



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1375. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Nov. 1. To Roger Keterych escheator in Essex. Order to deliver to William 
Westminster, son and heir of Thomas Redeswell, tenant by knight service of Thomas 
son and heir of John Essex tenant in chief a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his 
death and by reason of the said William's nonage ; as he has proved 
his age before the escheator ; and the age of the said Thomas son of 
John being lately proved, the king took his homage and commanded 
livery to be given him of his said father's lands. 

Membrane 15. 

Nov. 20. To the keeper or farmer of the king's manor of Istelworth co. Middlesex 
Westminster, for the time being. Order of the issues of that manor to pay to John 
de Ipre controller of the king's household the arrears of 1001. yearly 
since 8 August in the 46th year of the reign, and henceforward to 
pay him that yearly sum from time to time so long as he shall have 
the same, taking his acquittance ; as on 17 May in the 43rd year 
of his reign the king of his favour granted by letters patent to the 
said John for his good service 100/. a year to be taken at the exchequer 
at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions during his life or until 
the king should take other order for his estate ; and on 8 August 
aforesaid, at the said John's petition and for that he gave up those 
letters patent in chancery to be cancelled, the king of his favour 
granted to the said John 100/. to be taken of the issues of that manor 
as aforesaid at the same feasts during his life or until the king should 
take other order for his estate. 
Et erat patens. 

Nov. 16. To the escheator in Cumberland. Order, upon the petition of 
Westminster. Gilbert de Culwenn and Isabel his wife, to remove the king's hand 
and meddle no further with the third part of a moiety of the manor 
of Distyngton, delivering to them any issues thereof taken ; as their 
petition shows that Christopher de Moriceby, sometime the said 
Isabel's husband, long after their espousal was seised in his demesne 
as of fee of a moiety of the said manor, which is held in chief, and 
before his death without obtaining the king's licence demised the 
same to Margaret de Moriceby, that he being dead the said third 
part was after delivered in dower to the said Isabel by the said 
Margaret, that she by virtue of the said livery held the same peaceably 
until it was by Roger Lascels late escheator taken into the king's 
hand by reason of that alienation for that he found, by inquisition 
by him taken, that the same was made without licence, and by colour 
of that inquisition the said Isabel was put out, praying for restitution ; 
and it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by John 
de Sayville knight late escheator, that the said Christopher was seised 
of the said moiety and demised the same as aforesaid to the said 
Margaret for life, that she having seisin thereof delivered a third 
part to the said Isabel in dower, that the said Isabel held that part 
peaceably until the said former inquisition, and that the said moiety 
was thereupon seized into the king's hand, and is yet in his hand for 
that cause and for none other. 

Nov. 15. To William de Walleworth and Nicholas de Brembre late collectors 
Westminster, of the great custom in the port of London. Order to deliver to 



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1375. Membrane 15 — cont. 

John Warde and Robert Girdelere the seal oalled ' eoket ' and all other 
things affecting that office which are in their keeping, not meddling 
further therein ; as the king has lately by Letters patent appointed 
the said John and Robert to levy, collect and receive to his use the 
custom and subsidy upon wool, hides and woolfells in the port of 
London and in singular the ports and places from thence to Gravesende 
on either side the Thames, at Gravesende, from thence to Tillebury 
on the Essex side, and at Tillebury, namely of every sack of wool 
50s. of natives and 4 marks of aliens, of every 240 woolfells 50s. of 
natives and 4 marks of aliens, and of every last of hides 100s. of 
natives and 8 marks of aliens, and to keep the said seal during pleasure. 
It is the king's will that the late collectors be thereof discharged 
toward him. 

Nov. 11. To Thomas Sewalle escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Henry Wardedieu 25 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and G acres 
of pasture in Sauston and a moiety of the manor of Sauston taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth Warde, together with 
the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Elizabeth at her death held no 
lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but that by 
fine levied in the king's court with his licence she and William Warde 
sometime her husband (likewise deceased) held the premises for life 
with remainder to the said Henry and Katherine his wife deceased 
and to the said Katherine's heirs, and that the said moiety is held 
in chief by knight service, the residue of the premises of others than 
the king ; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Henry. 

Nov. 20. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a verderer in the forest 
Westminster, of Savernak to be elected instead of William Chamberlay, who is 
dead. 

Nov. 27. To Thomas Sewale escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Wavyng- 
don taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth who was 
wife of Hugh de Courtenay the younger, delivering to Hugh de Cour- 
tenay earl of Devon any issues thereof taken ; as the king lias learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Elizabeth at her 
death held no lands in that bailiwick in her demesne as of fee nor in 
service, but held the said manor in fee tail by grant of the said earl 
made by fine levied in the king's court with his licence to the said 
Hugh the younger and Elizabeth and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
reversion for lack of such an heir to the carl and his heirs, that Hugh 
the younger and Elizabeth are dead without issue, wherefore the -aid 
manor ought by the form of that line to revert to the carl and his 
heirs, and that it is held in chief by knight service. 
The like to the following: — 

John Mattesford escheator in Devon Concerning the manor of 

Bonyton, the advowson excepted. 

Oliver de Jlarnhani escheator in Oxfordshire concerning the 
manors of daw ell' and Nywenhaiii. 

To Walter Cifrewa beator in Somerset and Dorset, lake 

order, mutatis mutandis, oonoerning the manor and advowson "t 



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1375. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Ebrighfton co. Dorset, the manor of Estcoker co. Somerset the advowson 
excepted, and the advowson of Hardyngton by Estcoker; as the 
king has learned etc. that Elizabeth who was wife of Hugh de Courtenay 
the younger at her deal h held the premises in fee tail by grant of Hugh 
de Courtenay earl of Devon made by fine levied in the king's court 
with his licence to the said Hugh the younger and Elizabeth and 
to the heirs of their bodies with reversion to the earl and his heirs, 
that Hugh the younger and Elizabeth are dead without issue etc. 
(as above), and that the premises are held in chief by knight service. 

Dec. 23. To the mayor and bailiffs of Plymmuth. Order without delay to 
Westminster, dearrest a ship of Spain there arrested, suffering certain merchants 
and seamen of Spain and Portugal who came thither with the same 
freely without let to go their way according to the truce now newly 
taken between the king and them of Spain ; as at the motion of divers 
merchants of England they came thither with goods of those merchants 
under hope and confidence of the said truce, and notwithstanding 
the same the said ship is there arrested, as the king has learned. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to suffer certain mer- 
chants and seamen of Spain and Portugal and their ships freely 
without let to go their way according to the truce now newly taken 
between the king and them of Spain by John king of Castile and 
Leon and duke of Lancastre ; as at the motion of divers merchants 
of England they came thither from Spain and Portugal with certain 
their ships bringing goods of those merchants under hope and confidence 
of that truce, as the king has learned. 

The like to the following : — > 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. 



Membrane 14. 

Oct. 20. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Robert Blake, who is dead. 

Oct. 30. To the sheriff of Stafford for the time being. Order of the issues of 

Westminster, the county to pay to Thomas de Stafford the king's serjeant at arms 
the arrears since 28 July in the 34th year of the reign of 12d. a day, 
and henceforward to pay him that daily sum for life, taking his 
acquittance ; as on that date the king of his favour granted by letters 
patent to the said Thomas for his good service 12d. a day to be taken 
of the issues of that county by the hands of the sheriff during his 
life or until the king should take other order for his estate, in recom- 
pense for the wages which he used to take in the king's household. 
Et erat patens. 

Oct. 22. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to take of Joan 

Westminster, who was wife of John de Frogenhale tenant in chief an oath that she 

will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower 

of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, 

sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 



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Nov. 7. To John atte Welde eseheator in Essex. Order to remove tlie 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Wodehalle 

in the town of Arkisdene taken into the king's hand by the death 

of William de Burton knight, delivering to Eleanor late his wife any 

issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
at his command by Roger Keterioh late eseheator, that the said William 

at his death held that manor of others than the king jointly with the 
said Eleanor by gift of Philip parson of Little Castirton to them and 
the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for lack of sueh an heir to 
the right heirs of the said William. 

Nov. 10. To John Rokewode eseheator in Norffolk. Order to take the fealty 
Westminster, of Eleanor late the wife of William de Burton knight according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to her the manor of 
Great Melton taken into the king's hand by her said husband's death, 
but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with divers other 
lards so taken into the king's hand, delivering to the said Eleanor any 
issues of these taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the kin 
command by Richard de Waterden late eseheator, that the said 
William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his 
demesne as of fee, but held that manor jointly with the said Eleanor 
by gift and feoffment of Philip de Apethorp parson of Little Castirton 
to them, their heirs and assigns, and divers other lands likewise of the 
said Philip's gift, that the said manor is held of the king as of the 
honour of Peverel by the service of homage and of making two suits 
3'early at the court of Hatefeld Peverel, and the other lands of others 
than the king ; and for half a mark paid by the said Eleanor the king 
has respited her homage until Easter next. 

Nov. 7. To John Dymmok eseheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove 

Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage, three 
shops and 10 acres of land hi Stanford taken into the king's hand 
by the death of William de Burton knight, delivering to Eleanor late 
his wife any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken 
at the king's command by Ralph de Thresk late eseheator, that the 
said William at his death held the premises jointly with the said 
Eleanor of others than the king. 

Nov. 12. Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a coroner to he elected 
Westminster, instead of Amandus Mouneeiix ; as the king has learned by credible 

witness that the said Amandus is insufficiently qualified, wherefore 
the king has removed him from oflice. 



Nov. 22. John de Foletbv chaplain has the king's letters ofexohange addn 

Westminstor. to John Crede merchant of Lumbardy dwelling in the city of London, 
for payment of 91. to him in foreign parts. 

To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order (in- 

complete), although lately the king committed to Richard Forester 

and others the keeping of the priory of St. Frideswide Oxford bo that 
they should answer at the exchequer lor the issues thereof arising; 

as the said Richard was by the king's command [so] busied elsewhere 



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1375. Membrane 14 — cont. 

that he might not have leisure for the keeping of the priory or for 
levying the issues thereof. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

Nov. 12. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of the city 
Westminster, of London. Order to suffer all and singular the merchants who will 
bring wool, woolfells or hides to the staple of Calais to lade the same 
in that port and, having first paid the customs, subsidies and other 
duties thereupon, freely to take them over thither, notwithstanding 
the king's late writ commanding the collectors not to suffer any wool, 
woolfells or hides in that port to pass to any foreign parts after 
Michaelmas last. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : — 

The collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of St. Botolph. 

The collectors in the port of Great Jernemuth. 

The collectors in the port of Lenne. 

The collectors in the port of Gyppewych. 

The collectors in the port of Quenesburgh. 

The collectors in the port of Cicestre. 

The collectors in the port of Suthamton. 

The collectors in the port of Exeter. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Melcombe. 

MEMBRANE 13. 

Oct. 26. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Dublin and to 

Westminster, the chamberlains. Order, upon the petition of Robert de Asshton 
late justiciary of Ireland, if assured that the things hereinafter 
rehearsed contain the truth, to allow the wages and rewards shewn in 
the account of Robert de Lithum, clerk of the wages of war, notwith- 
standing that exchange of hobblers and kernes on foot for men at 
arms and archers was made long after 21 June in the 46th year of the 
reign, and that so is the date of the king's commission to Robert de 
Lithum for payment of such wages ; as the said petition shews that 
straightway after his landing in Ireland 80 hobblers and 200 kernes on 
foot whom formerly by indentures between them made the king 
granted the justiciary to abide with him and to be maintained of the 
profits and emoluments of Ireland over and above his English retinue, 
were by deliberation and advice of the then council of Ireland for the 
better security and governance of Ireland exchanged for certain 
English men at arms and archers retained by him on 21 June aforesaid, 
to wit long before his landing there, as by the said clerk's account of 
men at liberty and men coming may appear, that he the said justiciary, 
perceiving that the men at arms so exchanged were endeavouring to 
withdraw from Ireland, refusing altogether to abide there unless they 
might receive rewards over and above their wages as did other the 
English of his retinue, and considering in himself the harm and peril 
to Ireland that might befal by their so sudden departure, and that he 
might not speedily have succour from elsewhere for the safety and 
defence of Ireland, granted and promised such wages and rewards 



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for all his time, and that the same were from time to time paid them all 
the time that they stood with him the said justiciary in Ireland, 

by the said account may appear, praying allowance thereof with the 
wages for 18 archers whom he retained with him at the king's cost over 
and above 100 archers for the defence of Ireland from i'l June aforesaid 
to 28 October in the 47th year of the reign ; and it seems to the king 
and council that his petition is reasonable. 

Nov. 2. William de Wynterton clerk lias the king's writ of exchange addressed 

Westminster, to John Crede merchant of Lumbardy dwelling in London, for pay- 
ment of 201. to him at Avinon for furtherance of the business of the 
dean and chapter of Hereford. 

Oct. 28. Master Hugh de Harlam, proctor of William de Slene parson of 

Westminster. Wynewyk, has the like writ addressed to the said John, for payment 
over sea of 401. 

Nov. 3. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John Gestyngthorp, if he be dead as the king has learned. 

Oct. 28. To Roger de la Lee escheator in Salop. Order to deliver to Richard 

Westminster. Gerard of Shrouesbury all his lands seized by the escheator into the 
king's hand by reason of his outlawry ; as lately John atte Celer 
impleaded the said Richard in the king's court before the justices 
of the Bench for an alleged trespass, and for that he came not before 
the justices to answer thereupon the defendant was put in exigents 
in the husting of London to be outlawed, and was after outlawed, as 
appears by the tenor of the record and process of outlawry which the 
king has caused to come before him in chancery, and he rendered 
himself to the Flete prison and therein abode, as William de Fyncheden 
late chief justice of the Bench has certified in chancery at the king's 
command ; and on 15 June in the 48th year of his reign the king 
by letters patent pardoned the said Richard that outlawry, granting 
him his peace, but so that he should stand to right in the king's court 
in any cause the said John would bring against him [concerning] the 
said trespass. 

Nov. 3. To William Calwer of Holkham co. Norfolk. Order, if John Raa 

Westminster, merchant of Scotland appointed him to pay 181. to John de Wynterton 
merchant of Norwich, and if he received thai sum of John Raa's 
money, to pay it by indenture to John de Wynterton without delay, 
or that which he so received if it amounts not to BO great a sum ; 
as by complaint made on behalf of John de Wynterton it is shewn 
the king that brother William BrounhiU of Scotland and certain other 
evildoers lately sailing at sea in fashion of war caused a certain quantity 
of malt to be taken which William Calwer and John Raa caused to be 
bought in Norflolk with their money and carried in a certain Bhip 
towards Newcastle upon Tyne for sale, and straightway delivered fit 
iin to William Calwer under a condition that as soon as he Bold it 
he should answer to the said brother William for all that pertained 
to John Raa thereof, and that though John Raa ifl bound to .John de 
Wynterton in a certain sum for certain merchandise bought of him 
it is said, and has ofttimes requested William Calwei t" deliver in 

part payment of that debt Ins part of the mone\ arising from the 



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malt and yet remaining in William Calwer's hands, which amounts 
to 18/. it is said, William Calwer has deferred and does unlawfully 
defer payment, averring that by colour of the arrest aforesaid the 
money was brother William's and not his, wherefore John de Wynterton 
has prayed the king for remedy ; and upon the examination of the 
said brother William before the king and council touching the premises 
and touching other his evil deeds committed upon the sea, it was 
there declared that Avhatsoever he and others so did upon the sea 
was ill done, and it was adjudged that restitution should be made 
to the owners of the goods and merchandise by them taken of divers 
merchants. 

Nov. 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order, upon the 
Westminster, petition of John Credy and Francis Johan of the old fellowship of 
Strosses, to dearrest and deliver again to them or their attorney two 
' pakkes ' of their canvas containing about 2,500 ells, price in all 60k, 
not arresting their goods and chattels for debts or offences of Thomas 
Blancard, Dinus Blancard, Nicholas Johan and Arnald Johan ; as 
their petition shews that the said canvas was by the mayor and bailiffs 
unlawfully arrested at the suit of divers merchants of Lincoln for 
debts of the said Thomas and the others, although the said John 
and Francis meddled not in anywise by way of fellowship with the 
said Thomas and the others ; and they have found in chancery security 
that they will answer to the said merchants of Lincoln according 
to law and reason and the appointment of the council. 

Memorandum of a mainprise by Nicholas Russell de Stross, Bernard 
Antony and Peter Mark for the said John and Francis, that they shall 
be ready to answer and stand to right as aforesaid. 

To the same. Like order, upon the petition of Peter Mark and 
Nicholas Luke and of Matthew Johan of the fellowship of the Albertini, 
regarding two packs of their canvas containing 60 sarplers and 600 
ells besides, price in all SOI. 

Memorandum of a mainprise by Nicholas Russell de Stross, Bernard 
Antony and John Crede (as above), and that they have protections 
for themselves and their goods, as appears in the Patent Roll under 
this month's date. 

Nov. 8. To John Welde escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealty of 

Westminster. Katherine wife of Thomas Baynard according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with 
the manor of Messj^ng and divers other manors and lands taken into 
the king's hand by the death of the said Thomas, delivering to the 
said Katherine any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken at his command by Roger de Keterich late escheator, 
that by gift of John de Rokewode and others the said Thomas at his 
death held jointly with the said Katherine the manor of Messyng of 
the king as of the honour of Reymes by the service of one knight's 
fee, and divers other manors and lands of others than the king. 

Nov. 18. Reynold Walpole has the king's letters of exchange addressed to a 
Westminster, merchant of Florence for payment to him of 20k in foreign parts. 

Nov. 16. Master Richard Hay ton canon of the church of St. Mary Salisbury 
Westminster, has like letters addressed to John Crede Lumbard, for payment of 40Z. 



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Nov. 20. John Barton has like letters addressed to John Grade for payment 

Westminster, to him of 20 marks. 

Nov. 23. Waiter Asshe has like letters addressed to Nicholas Russell de 

Westminster. Strosses of Florence merchant dwelling in the city of London, for 
payment of 30 marks. 

John Coly, Roger Salghale and John Wode have like letters for 
payment to them of 10Z. 

Nov. 24. Thomas de Speton, John Coke and William de Thresk chaplains 
Westminster, have like letters addressed to John Credy of Lumbardy merchant 
dwelling in the city of London, for payment of 11/. 

Nov. 28. Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of William Rogerson of Kirketon, who is too sick to attend 
to that office as the king has learned. 

Nov. 26. Order to the sheriff of Salop to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of Robert Horde of Walford, who is dead. 

The like to the same sheriff upon the death of Roger Preyers. 

Order to the sheriff of Salop to cause a coroner to be elected instead 
of Hugh de la Boure, who is too sick and aged to exercise that office. 

Membrane 12. 

Oct. 26. To Richard Lyouns. Order to deliver to Simon de Burgh the king's 

Westminster, esquire the 40Z. in his keeping in part payment of the ransom (financie), 
damages and losses hereinafter mentioned, according to a judgment 
of the great council ; as lately hearing by his loud complaint that, 
being sent as an envoy to the papal see, and returning to England 
through the dominion of the cardinal de Genevere under hope of the 
safe conduct and protection of the said cardinal, who mainperned before 
the cardinal of Canterbury promising him safe passage through that 
dominion, certain evildoers of the subjects of the cardinal de Genevere 
within the said dominion took the said Simon and kept him captive until 
he made with them a ransom by 800 franca and paid the same, delaying 
the king's business to the hurt and loss of the king and the said Simon, 
wherefore he has prayed the king that of the goods and chattels of the 
cardinal de Genevere in England restitution he made of the said 
sum with his damages and losses; and taking note that his prayer 
was reasonable the king summoned before himself and the council the 
said cardinal's proctors in England, and. laying the premises before 
them, at their request gave the cardinal a day long past within which 
he should reform those evil doingB or cause them to he by his Bubjects 
reformed, or should excuse himself, shewing cause by his proctors 
wherefore such restitution ought not to l.c made, at which day the 

cardinal or his proctors took no heed to answer the premises, and 
that no prejudice should arise t<> the cardinal without advising him 

the king of his favour set him another day now past to do as aforesaid, 

or to send over and write again his will, thereupon causing \0l. <»t the 
cardinal's moneyi to be arr< ted and delivered to the safe keeping 

of the .-aid Richard, awaiting the cardinal's answer in that behalf ; and 



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although the cardinal is fully informed concerning the premises, and 
his proctors have many times written and sent over to him for that 
cause, as they have with truth freely confessed before the king, the 
cardinal has not hitherto deigned to do aught, to send over to the 
king letters of excuse or delay, or to write again to him, but suffers 
those evil doings to rest unpunished, wherefore after mature delibera- 
tion and diligent information before the great council had it is by the 
said council determined that of his goods and chattels in England 
the cardinal de Genevere shall be compelled to make restitution and 
content the said Simon. By the great council. 

Mandate to A. archbishop of York to cause the goods and chattels 
of the cardinal de Genevere which are within his province and jurisdic- 
tion up to the amount of the said ransom, damages and losses over 
and above the said 401. to be sequestrated and kept under sequestra- 
tion, so as to have the same before the king and the said council in the 
qninzaine of St. Hilary next, that at that time the king may cause 
that which is right and reasonable to be done. By the great council. 

[Feeder a. 1 

Nov. 5. Ralph de Walsham and his fellows have the king's letters of exchange 

Westminster, addressed to Peter Mark Lumbard for 40 marks to be received over sea. 

Nov. 7. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to John de Estbury, son and heir of John de Estbury the elder tenant 
in chief, the third part of a messuage and two virgates of land, of the 
moiety of one acre of meadow and of 7s. of rent in Estbury, and all other 
the lands held in dower by Katherine who was wife of John the elder and 
taken into the king's hand by her death, together with the issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Katherine at her death held no lands in that county in chief 
nor of others in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises in Estbury 
in chief, and divers other lands of others than the king to her dower ; 
and on 16 January last the king took the homage and fealty of the said 
John the son, and commanded livery to be given him of his said 
father's lands. 

Nov. 10. To the mayor and recorder of the city of London. Order without 

Westminster, delay to send for execution to the exchequer the estreats of their 

sessions held for delivery of Neugate gaol ; as the king is informed 

that they have many times held such sessions in the absence of his 

justices appointed for delivery thereof. 

Nov. 10. To Gilbert de Culwen escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause John 

Westminster, son and heir of William de Kilvyngton tenant in chief to have seisin 

of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death ; 

as the said John proved his age before John Sayville late escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30765.] 

Nov. 14. To John Welde, escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Elizabeth late the wife of Roger Elinerugge knight the manor of 
Sauecombe taken into the king's hand by her said husband's death, 
delivering to her any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, 
taken at the king's command by Roger Keterych late escheator, 
that the said Roger Elinerugge at his death held no lands in that county 



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in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but 
held that manor jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift and feoffment 
of John Sewy chaplain, Thomas de Burford chaplain and William de 
Cudlyngton chaplain made with the king's licence to them and their 

heirs, and that it is held in chief by knight service ; and for half 
a mark by her paid the king has respited the homage and fealty of 
the said Elizabeth until Easter next. 

To Edmund de Bruge escheator in Worcestershire. Like order, m utalis 
mutandis, in regard to the manor of Elinerugge and bullaries of brine 
of six leads in Wych ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by 
John de Hambury late escheator, that the said Roger held that manor 
jointly with the said Elizabeth by gift and feoffment of William de 
Hodyngton and Thomas de la Brode chaplain, and the said bullaries 
likewise by gift and feoffment of John Boteller of Wyeh, Richard de la 
Forde and Alice his wife to them made, and that the said manor is 
held by knight service of John son and heir of John Talbot tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, the said bullaries of others 
than the king. 

To John de Rokewode escheator in Suffolk. Like order, mutatis 
mutandis, concerning the manor of Fakenham Aspys ; as it is found 
by inquisition, taken at the king's command by Richard de Waterden 
late escheator, that Roger de Elinerugge knight at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee 
nor in service, but by gift and feoffment of John Sewy chaplain, 
Thomas Burford chaplain and William de Codlyngton chaplain by 
fine levied in the king's court with his licence held the said manor 
jointly with Elizabeth late his wife in chief by the service of 18d. 
payable at the end of every twenty weeks to the ward of Norwich 
castle. 

MEMBRANE 11. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay 
Westminster, their demand made by exchequer summons upon Richard Forester for 
payment of the issues of the priory of St. Frideswyde Oxford to the 
king's use, discharging him thereof ; as the king lately committed 
the keeping of that priory to the said Richard and others so that they 
should answer at the exchequer for the issues thereof arising ; but the 
said Richard is by the king's command so much occupied elsewhere 
that he might not have leisure for the keeping of the said priory or 
for levying the issues thereof. Proviso that answer lie made by those 
who ought lawfully to be charged with the same. 

Nov. 20. To John Karnels escheator in Nbrhamptonshire. Order not to 

Westminster, meddle with the manor of AneSCOte or tin- LSSUee thereof while a plea 

is pending in chancery between the king and Roger de Clifford 
concerning the same. 

Nov. 30. To .John atte Welde escheator in Essex. Order to take of Margaret 

Westminster, who was wife of Roger de Grey knight tenant in chief SO oath that 
she will not marry without the kin-:- licence, and to assign In-r dowrr 

of her said husband's land- taken into the king's hand by In- death, 
sending the assignment undei seal t<> i»c enrolled m chanoery. 



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Nov. 2s. To William Walshale escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 
Westminster, adjacent. Order to take of Isabel who was wife of John son and heir 
of John Lestraunge of Blakemere tenant in chief, who died within 
age and in the king's wardship, an oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence, and in presence of Richard earl of Arundell to whom 
the king has committed the wardship of her said husband's lands or 
of his attornej's, if being warned they will attend, to assign her dower 
of the said lands, except the manor of Straunge Betton concerning 
which a plea is yet pending in chancery without debate, sending the 
assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

To Oliver Harnham escheator in the county of Suthampton. 
Order to assign dower to the said Isabel, of whom the king has 
caused an oath to be taken by William Walshale etc. (as above). 

Nov. 30. To Thomas Ilston escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's 
Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further with the moiety of 100 acres of land, 
of 7 acres of meadow, of 100 acres of pasture, and of 11. 5s. of rent in 
Preston, Shehvych and Hertej 7 e, with 63 acres of land and 11 acres 
of meadow at Estwell, and with the moiety of a yearly rent of 7 quarters 
4 bushels of palm barley to be taken at Michaelmas of divers tenants 
in Terlyngham, all taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas 
son of Michael de Ponynges knight tenant in chief, saving to Blanche 
who was his wife her dower of the premises according to the custom 
of ' gavelkynde,' and delivering up any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said 
Thomas at his death held the premises of others than the king in 
' gavelkynde ' in his demesne as of fee, and that Richard de Ponynges 
his brother is his next heir and of the age of 17 years and upwards. 

Nov. 27. To John CarnelF escheator in Roteland. Order to take the fealties 
Westminster, of Richard de Pyryton, William de Ridlyngton master of Manton 
chantry, Henry Hudde parson of Berghby and John de Wympton 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove the king's 
hand and meddle no further with one virgate of land and two thirds 
of a messuage in Langham taken into the king's hand by the death 
of William de Luffewyk of Manton, delivering to the said Richard and 
the others any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by in- 
quisition, taken by the escheator, that William Luffewyk at his death 
held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in demesne nor in ser- 
vice, but was lately seised of the premises , which were held of Humphrey 
de Bohun then earl of Hereford and lord of Langham by the service of 
2s. of yearly rent and suit at the two great courts of Okham a year for 
all service, and of divers other lands held likewise of others than the 
king, and by charter dated Monday before St. Lawrence in the 46th 
year of the reign gave the same to the said Richard and the others, 
who by virtue of that gift had seisin and possession thereof ; and 
by the said earl's death the lordship of Langham has now come to 
the king's hands. 

Dec. 4. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, if in the plea in the 

Westminster, husting of London hereinafter mentioned it has been pleaded to 

judgment, to proceed to rendering of judgment with what speed they 

conveniently may, doing justice to the parties according to law and to 



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the custom of the said city, the king's writ de non procedendo notwith- 
standing ; as lately at the suit of John Everard, averring that he sued 
in the hasting of London before the late mayor and sheriffs against 
Margaret who was wife of John de la Touke for a messuage and 405. 
of rent in London, counting that one Sara Aniys his cousin, whose 
heir the plaintiff is, died seised of the premises in her demesne as of 
fee, that the defendant in her pleading alleged that the king by letters 
patent gave the same for life to the defendant and her said deceased 
husband with reversion to the king and his heirs, by virtue whereof 
defendant and her husband entered and defendant yet holds the 
premises, and so may not answer without the king, and averring that 
by colour of her allegation the mayor and sheriffs have deferred to 
proceed in the said plea, the king by writ ordered the late mayor and 
sheriffs to give notice to the defendant to be before him in chancery 
at a set day now past in order to shew cause wherefore notwithstanding 
her said allegation further proceedings ought not to be had, and 
further to do and receive what the court should determine, and the 
mayor and sheriffs returned that they gave her notice to be there 
in order to do as the said writ required ; and at that da}' 
the defendant, appearing by Hugh de Gaudeby her attorney, 
said nought effectual wherefore further proceeding ought not to be 
taken in the said plea, and the king commanded the late mayor and 
sheriffs to proceed in that plea and do speedy justice to the parties 
the said allegation notwithstanding, provided they should not proceed 
to rendering of judgment without advising the king ; and now the 
plaintiff has petitioned the king that they may proceed to rendering 
of judgment, shewing that by virtue of the said writ the mayor and 
sheriffs have deferred so to do, although by the plea between the 
parties it is found that plaintiff is cousin and next heir of the said 
Sara as aforesaid, and the king summoned before him in chancery 
on the morrow of St. Martin last as well his serjeants as Michael Skyl- 
lyng his attorney and the defendant, who said nought to the purpose 
wherefore they ought not so to proceed. Proviso that no plea con- 
cerning the said messuage be held before the mayor and sheriffs without 
advising the king. 

Dec. 13. To John Rokewode escheator in Suffolk. Order to take of Margaret 

Westminster, who was wife of Roger Grey knight tenant in chief an oath that she 

will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower of 

her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, 

sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery. 

Oct. 1. To Gilbert de Culwen escheator in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cum- 

Westminstor. berland and Westmorland. Order to deliver to John de Neville, son 
and heir of Ralph de Neville, all the knights' fees, parts of I 
and advowsons of his heritage held in dower by Alios who 
was wife of the said Ralph and taken into the king's hand by her 
deatli ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by 
John Sayvylle late escheator, that the said Alice at her death held in 
dower divers knights' fees etc. of the said John's heritage, and on 10 
October in the 41st year of his reign the king took the said John's 
homage and fealty, and commanded livery to be given him of hk 
father's lands. 

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Dec. 8. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of 

Westminster. John Cheyne and Margaret his wife, if in the plea hereinafter mentioned 
allegation has been made as here rehearsed, to proceed therein 
with such speed as they conveniently may, doing justice to the parties 
according to law and the custom of the city of London notwith- 
standing such allegation, provided that they proceed not to 
rendering of judgment without advising the king ; as the said petition 
shews that the said John and Margaret are suing before the mayor 
and sheriffs in the busting of London against Gervase de Clifton 
knight for dower of the said Margaret of the freehold which was of 
Robert de Tj^ptoft sometime her husband in Lymestret London, 
that the defendant in his pleading has alleged that the said 
Robert being lately seised thereof gave the premises to defendant 
for life with reversion to the said Robert and to his heirs, that the 
king lately committed to Richard Lescrope knight the wardship of 
other lands which came to the king's hands by the said Robert's 
death and by reason of the nonage of his heirs, to hold until the lawful 
age of such heirs, and so the mayor and sheriffs might not proceed 
further in that plea without advising the king, shewing that by colour 
of that allegation they have hitherto deferred so to proceed. 

Membrane 10. 

Declaration (undated) of the will of Thomas lord de Ponyngges, signed 
by him and addressed to Sir Arnald Savage, Sir William Elyngton, William 
Tauk, John Neumarche, Roger Dalynggreg'. Hugh Waterton and 
Sir John Bakere his feoffees and executors, reciting charters indented 
• whereby he has enfeoffed them of certain manors and rents of his 
in order that of the profits thereof arising and of two thirds of his 
chattels they shall pay his debts and recompense all of whom he has 
wrongfully taken their goods, directing that the said feoffees shall 
have their costs when they shall do aught concerning his business, 
that if need be to make brokage with the masters of the court it 
shall be done by their advice, that if Blanche his wife will buy 
part of his stock she shall have it before any other, provided that 
nought of his will be delayed (tarie) for her payment, and that when 
his will is fulfilled they shall surrender to her for life their estate in 
his said lands if she remain sole, upon condition that if she be married 
it shall be lawful for his right heir to enter the said lands, except that 
they shall give to Sir John Bakere for their lives and the life of the 
said Blanche his manor of Walderne if before the death of the said 
Thomas he be not advanced to a parsonage or other reasonable living 
(warison) at the said lord's gift, and that they shall make provision 
to deliver the soul of the said Thomas from pain. French. 

Declaration for the king, made by Thomas Ikham guardian of 
Richard brother of Thomas [de Ponyngges], that in the life 
time of the deceased John Bakere was by him advanced to the 
church of Estwell. 

Memorandum that William de Elyngton, appearing in person in 
chancery, expressly acknowledged that he had no estate in the manors 
and lands above mentioned but as expressed or contained in the 
foregoing declaration or condition. 

Nov. 24. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to take of Blanche 
Westminster, who was wife of Thomas son of Michael de Ponynges tenant in chief 



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an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to 
deliver to her in dower the manor of Eastwell extended at lol. 16s. lOd. 
a year and 10/. 4s. Id. of rent a year to be taken of divers tenants of 
the manor of Xewenton Bertram ; as with the assent of Thomas de 
Middelton clerk her attorney and of Thomas Ikham guardian of 
Richard brother and heir of her said husband the king has assigned 
to her the said manor and rent as her dower of her said husband's 
lands except those held of ' gavelkynde.' 

Dec. 6. To Thomas Illeston escheator in Sussex. Order to deliver to the 

Westminster, said William (sic) a moiety of the manor of Pulbergh taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of Walter del Isle 
tenant in chief ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Joan at her death held that moiety of others 
than the king as jointly enfeoffed with her said husband to them and 
her said husband's heirs, and that Walter del Isle their son is her 
said husband's next heir and of full age ; and on 18 April in the 
46th year of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the 
said William (sic) for the lands of the said William (sic) his father. 

Dec. 8. To John Welde escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king's 

Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further with two messuages and one carucate 
of land in the towns of Estwode and Sutton, a messuage and 100 acres 
of land in Totham, 60 a,pres of land, 140 acres of marsh, 2s. of rent 
and a rent of lib. of pepper in Asshyndon, Hakewell and Southbeniflet, 
and 80 acres of land in Goldangre taken into the king's hand by the 
death of John de Hevenyngham knight, delivering to Joan his wife 
any issues thereof taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the 
king's command b} r Roger Keterich late escheator, that at his deatli 
the said John held jointly with the said Joan to them and the heirs 
of the said John the said messuages and land in Estwode and Sutton 
of the king as of the honour of Reilegh by the service of doing suit 
at the court of Reilegh from month to month, the premises in Totham 
of the earl of Hereford and the dean of St. Paul London, and the 
residue of the premises of others than [the king] ; and the king has 
taken the said Joan's fealty. 

Dec. 14. To William Uger escheator in Ireland. Order straitly charging the 

Westminster, escheator to take into the king's hand all lands demised for Leaa than 
their reasonable value, and for less than the escheator would answer at 
the exchequer, answering at the exchequer for the issues and profits 
thereof ; as the king is informed that many and divers lands for 
divers causes pertaining to him, being taken into the king's hand 
by the escheator by reason of his office, have ofttimea heretofore been 
and are daily being demised by commissions under the king's BOal of 
Ireland to divers persons at a less value than they are worth a year 
and before the king is by the escheator informed concerning their 
value, to the king's loss and prejudice, wherefore the king has rom- 
mandeil the governor and guardian or the Justiciary of Inland, the 
chancellor and treasurer and other his ministers not to demise nor 
grant to farm any lands p< i taming to the king or parcel thereof to 
any person of whatsoever estate before they shall he by the esoheatOX 
fully informed concerning the true value of the same. 
Et eral patens. 



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1375. Membrane 9. 

Dec. 4. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge for the time being. Order of the issues 

Westminster, of the county to pay to Master Richard Ronhale the king's clerk, 
warden of the hall of the king's scholars whom the king maintains 
of his alms in the university of Cantebrigge, the arrears since 14 
November last of 4d. a day and 8 marks a year, and henceforward 
to pay him those daily and yearly sums every year, taking his acquit- 
tance ; as on that date the king of his favour granted by letters patent 
to the said warden 4d. a daj r for his wages and 8 marks a year for his 
two gowns, namely one with furring and another with lining, to be 
taken as aforesaid during the king's pleasure. [See p.s. 30777.] 

Et erat patens. 

Nov. 30. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to Robert de Hunteley to hold by the courtesy of England 
a messuage, one carucate of land and 160s. of rent in Abbenhale and 
Little Dene by Abbenhale taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Margaret who was his wife, together with the issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that 
the said Margaret at her death held the premises in her demesne 
as of fee in chief by the service of the tenth part of one knight's 
fee, and of rendering to the king 30s. a year at Michaelmas, and 
that the said Robert ought to hold the same for life as aforesaid 
by reason of issue between them begotten ; and the king has taken 
his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30798.] 

Nov. 25. To John Dymmok escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos the manor of Stalyngburgh taken 
into the king's hand by the death of Margaret who was wife of Robert 
de Umframville knight, delivering to him also any issues thereof 
taken ; as it is found by inquisition, taken by Ralph Thresk late 
escheator, that at her death the said Margaret held the said manor as 
jointly enfeoffed with her said husband (likewise deceased) by gift 
of the said earl to them and the heirs of their bodies with reversion for 
lack of such an heir to the earl and his heirs, that the said Robert and 
Margaret are dead without issue wherefore the same ought by the 
form of the gift to revert to the earl and his heirs, and that the said 
manor is held in chief by knight service. 

To Gilbert Culwen escheator in Yorkshire. Order to remove the 
king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors of Hesyll 
and Paddokthorp taken into the king's hand by the said Margaret's 
death, delivering any issues etc. (as the last) ; as it is found by inquisi- 
tion, taken by John Sayville late escheator, that at her death etc. (as 
the last, mutatis mutandis), and that the same are held of others than 
the king. 

Nov. 25. To Gilbert de Culwen escheator in Northumberland. Order to 
Westminster, remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a water mill 
in the town of Ovyngham and a fishery in the river Tyne in that town 
and the town of Prudhowe taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Margaret who was wife of Robert de Umframville knight, delivering 
to Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos any issues thereof taken ; 
as it is found by inquisition ; taken at the king's command by John 
Sayville late escheator, that at her death the said Margaret held the 



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1375. Membrane 9 — cont. 

premises as jointly enfeoffed with her said husband (likewise deceased) 
by virtue of a gift made with the king's licence by the said earl to 
them and the heirs of their bodies after a term of 14 years which 
Robert de Tours then had therein, with reversion for lack of such an 
heir to the earl and his heirs, that the said Robert [de I'mframville] 
and Margaret are dead without issue and the said term is expired, 
wherefore the premises ought by the form of the gift to revert to the 
earl and his heirs, and that the same are held in chief by knight service 
as parcel of the manor of Ovyngham. 

Dec. 3. To John Karnels escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to Richard Stury knight the moiety of the manor of Bernewelle the 
reversion whereof after the death of Margaret who was wife of John 
de Ravenesholme he acquired of John Dyn of Dounome, being yet in 
the king's hand after her death, together with the issues thereof taken ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at 
her death the said Margarefheld that manor in chief as jointly enfeoffed 
with her said husband (likewise deceased) by gift of Henry Pykerell 
chaplain made with the king's licence to them and to her husband's 
heirs, that the said John Dyn son of Christiana daughter of Margery 
sister of William father of John de Ravenesholme, being cousin and 
one of the heirs of John de Ravenesholme, by fine levied in the king's 
court with his licence granted to the said Richard and to his heirs the 
reversion of the moiety of that manor which after the said Margaret's 
death ought to revert to him, and that after her death the said 
Richard with the king's licence acquired the other moiety of John 
Dounome son of Cicely sister of the said William father of John, 
being cousin and the other heir of John de Ravenesholme ; and the 
king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30801.] 

Nov. 26. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Herefordshire and the march of 
Westminster. Wales adjacent. Order to assign to Giles Malore and Joan his wife 
dower of the lands of Richard Baskerville knight, sometime husband 
of the said Joan, taken into the king's hand by his death, sending 
the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery ; as for the good 
service of the said Giles in regard to the recovery of the lands of the 
said Richard, a tenant by knight service of the heirs of Humphrey 
de Bohun earl of Hereford and of W T illiam de Ferariis tenants in chief, 
who are within age and in the king's wardship, and for a hue which he 
has paid, the king by letters patent has pardoned him the trespass 
which he committed by taking the said Joan to wife, and has pardoned 
her the trespass which she committed by marrying him without 
obtaining the king's hcence. 

Dec. 12. Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a verderer of the forest 
Westminster, of Dene to be elected instead of Walter de Augst, if he be dead as the 
king has learned. 

Dec. 14. To the governor and guardian of Ireland or the justiciary of Ireland, 

Westminster, the chancellor and treasurer and other the king's ministers there 

for the time being •oid every of them. Order not to demise or 

grant to farm to any person or persons of whatsoever e-tate 
any lands in Ireland pertaining to the king or pared thereof before 
they shall be fully informed by the escheator in Ireland concerning 



182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1875. Membrane 9 — cont. 

the true value of the same ; as the king has information that many 
and divers lands for divers causes pertaining to him, being taken into 
his hand by the escheator by reason of his office, have ofttimes here- 
tofore been and are yet daily being demised by commissions under the 
king's seal of Ireland to divers persons at a less value than they are 
"worth a year and before the king is by the escheator informed concern- 
ing their value, to the king's hurt and loss. The king has charged 
the escheator to take into his hand all lands demised for a less value 
than they are worth a year and than he would answer at the exchequer, 
and to answer at the exchequer for the issues and profits thereof. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 8. 

Nov. 20. Robert Haukyn, Thomas Ismonger, Richard Bukyngham, Nicholas 
Westminster. Hunmanby and John Treweman have the king's letters of exchange 
addressed to Peter Mark merchant of Florence dwelling in the city of 
London for payment to them of 40?. in foreign parts. 

Nov. 29. William Noioun has like letters addressed to Nicholas Russell 
Westminster, merchant of Florence dwelling in the city of London for payment 
to him of 12 marks in foreign parts. 

Nov. 28. Thomas Hynton has like letters addressed to Peter Mark of Lum- 
Westminster. bardy merchant dwelling in the city of London for payment of 
5 marks 10s. in foreign parts to Master Robert Suardeby. 

John Sechefeld vicar of Newerk and John Elyot have like letters 

addressed to John Crede merchant of Lumbardy dwelling in the said 

city for payment to them of 20?. in foreign parts. 

Nov. 28. John Brunne of Wyvelyngham has like letters addressed to John 
Westminster. Crede for payment to him of 20?. in foreign parts. 

John Cheyne canon of Salisbury has like letters addressed to John 
Crede for payment to him of 20?. in foreign parts. 

Nov. 20. Walter de Chippenham has like letters addressed to John Crede 
Westminster, for payment of 100 marks. 

Nov. 30. Richard Neuport chaplain has like letters addressed to John Crede 
Westminster, for payment to him of 10?. in foreign parts. 

Dec. 5. John Viel of Bristol has like letters addressed to Peter Mark merchant 

Westminster, of Lumbardy for payment to him of 50?. in foreign parts. 

Dec. 10. John Norwich has like letters addressed to John Crede for payment 
Westminster, of 11. in foreign parts. 

John de Brampton clerk has like letters addressed to John Crede 
for payment of 40 marks in foreign parts. 

Dec. 8. John de Clifford clerk has like letters addressed to John Crede for 

Westminster, payment of 40?. in foreign parts. 



49 EDWARD in. 



183 



1375. Membrane 8 — cont. 

Dec 10. Robert de Grafton chaplain and William de Kyma chaplain have 

Westminster, like letters addressed to John Crede for payment of 12/. in foreign 
parts. 

Dec. 12. Sewall de Brounfeld of Writele, John Dykman. John Romayn. 

Westminster. Geoffrey Harolf, Thomas Stampe and William Spayne have like lett- 

addressed to Peter Mark for payment to them or one of them of 12/. 
in foreign parts. 

William Blakson chaplain has like letters addressed to Peter Mark 
for payment of 10 marks in foreign parts. 

Master Henry Pyel has like letters addressed to the said Peter for 
payment of 20 marks in foreign parts. 

The said Master Henry has like letters addressed to John Crede for 
payment of 20 marks to John Langton in foreign parts. 

Dec. 20. William de Aldenby clerk has like letters addressed to Peter Mark 

Westminster, for payment of 10/. in foreign parts. 

1376. 

Jan. 1. Brother John de Andriaco monk of Holy Trinity priory York has 

Westminster, like letters addressed to John Crede for payment of 5 marks in foreign 
parts. 

Jan. 3. Ellis Coterell clerk has like letters addressed to John Crede for pay- 

Westminster, ment of 20/. in foreign parts. 

Brother Robert de Brunne monk of Peterborough abbey has like 
letters addressed to Peter Mark merchant of Lumbardy dwelling in 
the city of London for payment of 10/. in foreign parts. 

Jan. 13. To the keepers of the passage in the ports of Dovorre, Sandewich 

Westminster, and the river Thames. Order to suffer Nicholas Russell proctor of 
Richard de Sutton master of the hospital of St. Bartholomew Smethe- 
feld London freely without let to pass in one of the said ports taking 
40s. for his expenses, any command of the king to them addressed 
to the contrary notwithstanding ; as he is about to Journey towards 
the court of Rome with the king's licence to further certain busin 
of the said master there. 

The said Richard has the king's letters of exchange addressed to 
Nicholas Russell merchant of Florence for pa\ ment of 100/. to his 
proctor. 

1375. Membrane 7. 

Dec. 14. To John Welde escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Maydeorofl 
taken into the king's hand by the death of Elizabeth who was wif< 
Edward de Kendale the elder knight, delivering up any issues thereof 
taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the kings command bj 
Roger Keteryeh Late escheator, thai at her death she held do land-. 
in chief in hex demesne as of fee, bul held the said manor for life ol 
the right and heritage of Edward de Keodale the younger being SOU 



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1375. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

and heir of her said husband, that by fine levied in the king's court 
the said Edward the son granted the remainder thereof after her 
death to William Croyser knight and others, and that the same 



is 



not held of the king. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to deliver 
to John son of Richard earl of Arundell and to Eleanor his wife the 
manors of Sharnton, Codeford, Boy ton and Corton, a moiety of the 
manor of Stapelford, and the advowson of Boyton church taken into 
the king's hand by the death of Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers 
the elder, together with the issues taken of the said manors and moiety ; 
as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Agnes at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her 
demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence 
held the manors of Sharnton and Codeford and the said moiety in 
chief by knight service, the manors of Boyton and Corton and the said 
advowson of others than the king, to her and her said husband (likewise 
deceased) and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for lack of 
such issue to the said John son of Richard and the said Eleanor daughter 
of John son of the said John Mautravers (both yet living) and to 
the heirs of their bodies, and that the said John Mautravers and 
Agnes died without issue of their bodies, wherefore the premises 
ought by the form of the gift to remain to the said John son of Richard 
and Eleanor ; and the king has respited until the octaves of St. Hilary 
next the homage and fealty of the said John son of Richard. 

To Edmund de Brugges escheator in Gloucestershire. Like order, 
mutatis mutandis ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's 
command by John Serjeant late escheator, that Agnes who was wife of 
John Mautravers the elder at her death held no lands in that county 
in chief in her demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court 
with his licence held the manor of Kyngestanlegh in chief by knight 
service, and divers other manors and lands of others than the king 
to her and her said husband and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder etc. (as above). 

To John Hale escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Like order in 
regard to all the manors and lands in his bailiwick taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers the 
elder ; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by 
Walter Cyfrewast late escheator, that at her death she held no lands 
etc. (as above) but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence 
held the manor of Estmordon co. Dorset in chief by the service of 
8s. a year payable at Michaelmas by the hands of the sheriff, and 
the manors of Frome Wytefeld and Worthe in Purbyk by knight 
service of the heirs of the earl of Hereford being within age and 
in the king's wardship, and divers other manors and lands in 
those counties of others than the king, to her and her said husband 
and to the heirs of their bodies etc. (as above, mutatis mutandis) ; 
and the king of his favour has respited the fealty of John son of 
[Richard] earl of [Arundell] until the octaves of St. Hilary next. 

To the true men of the town of Chippenham co. Wiltesir. Order 
Westminster, to desist henceforth from levying and collecting the customs hereinafter 



Dec. 9. 

Westminster. 



1376. 

Jan. 9. 



49 EDWARD III. 185 



1376- Membrane 7 — cont. 

mentioned, causing all moneys thereof heretofore taken by virtue 
of the king's letters patent to be laid out in repairing the town bridj 
although on 4 October last in aid of the repair of the said l>n<! 
which is broken and ruinous to the nuisance of all the country adjacent 
as he was then informed on their behalf, the king by letters patent. 
to endure for two years granted the said men certain customs to In- 
collected, levied and taken by the hands of those whom they should 
depute for the purpose of certain goods and merchandise coming to 
that town for sale, so that the moneys thereof arising should be wholly 
laid out upon such repairs and not put to any other use whatsoever : 
as the king has revoked his said letters patent, because on behalf 
of Elizabeth Gasselyn, lad}' of that town as it is said, information 
has now newly been given to the king that his grant so made redound- 
to her disherison and to the annulment of her fair and market there 
enjoyed from old time. 
Et erat patens. 

1375. 

Dec. 10. To Oliver de Harnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to deliver to 
Westminster. John son of Richard earl of Arundell and to Eleanor his wife the 
moiety of the manor of Eyleston taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers the elder, together 
with the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Agnes at her death held no lands 
in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the said 
moiety in chief by knight service by gift of Robert Sambourne chaplain 
and John de Coston chaplain made with the king's licence to her 
and her said husband (likewise deceased) and to the heirs of their 
bodies, with remainder for lack of such an heir to the said John son 
of Richard and to Eleanor daughter of John son of the said John 
Mautravers and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the said Agnes 
and her husband are dead without issue of their bodies, wherefore 
the same ought by the form of the gift to remain to the said John son 
of Richard and to the said Eleanor whom he has taken to wife ; and 
the king of his favour has respited until the octaves of St. Hilary 
next the homage and fealty of the said John son of Richard. By K. 

Membrane 6. 

Oct. 28. To Roger Ketcrych escheator in Essex (sic). Order to remove the king's 

Westminster, hand, and not to meddle further w it li a messuage, -17 acres of land and 
3acres of meadow in Thorlegh (Thorleye)andSabrichesworth delivering 
to the abbot of Walden any issues thereof taken ; as lately by let! 
patent the king gave licence to John de Cherteeey and Robert he 
parson of Keyngham to give and assign to the abbot and convent of 
Walden and to their successors a m. ssuagi and 80 acres of land thi 
in part of 40 marks of land and rents which by former letters patent 
the king gave them licence to acquire : and alter on 16 February 
in the 48th year of the reign the abbot petitioned the kin- to, aid, 

as '■'> acres of meadovi are parcel of the said land, and the same with 

the said meSSUage and the residue Of the land were taken into the 

king's hand by John Bataille late escheator, pretending that the same 
were acquired without the king's licence, for thai in the letters patent they 
are bj negligence specified as land and not as meadow, and S3 line with 
him made by the said abbot the king of his favour l>\ other letten patent 



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1375. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 



pardoned the trespasses therein committed, granting that the abbot 
and convent should have again and hold to them and their successors 
as well the said messuage and 77 acres of land as the said 3 acres of 
meadow in part of the 40 marks in the first grant contained ; and 
later the abbot petitioned the king for restitution, shewing that 
although the king pardoned the trespasses aforesaid the abbot is 
ousted from the premises by colour of certain letters patent whereby 
the king granted to William Cranford for life the keeping of the aforesaid 
messuage, 47 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow which were in the 
king's hand for that Thomas de Benyngton monk of Walden abbey 
without the king's licence acquired them of John de Cherteseye, and 
that by virtue of that grant the said William collected and took the 
issues and profits thereof, being parcel of the messuage, 77 acres 
of land and 3 acres of meadow aforesaid, contrary to the letters patent 
made to the said abbot, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff of 
Hertford to give the said William notice to be in chancery in the 
quinzaine of Trinity last to shew cause wherefore the king ought not to 
take the premises again into his hands and restore them to the abbot 
with the issues thereof taken by the said William in the mean time, 
and further to do and receive what the court should determine, at 
which day for particular causes a day was given to the parties in the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas last ; at which day the abbot being there in 
person the said Nicholas (sic) by his attorney, and Michael Skillyng 
who sues for the king, by due process first had it was determined that 
the premises should be restored to the abbot, with the issues as afore- 
said, to hold according to the king's letters patent to him formerly 
made. 

Nov. 27. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to remove the 
Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors of Asshe, 
Faucham, Chellesfeld, Esthalle, Kemsyng and le Sele, the advowson 
of Kemsyng and le Sele excepted, taken into the king's hand by the 
death of Thomas de Grandessone knight, delivering up any issues 
thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken 
by the escheator, that by divers fines levied in the king's court the 
said deceased at his death held those manors with the exception 
aforesaid to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder for lack of 
such an heir to William de Briene (yet living) son of Guy de Briene 
and to the heirs of his body, that the said Thomas died without issue, 
wherefore the premises with that exception ought by the form of 
those fines to remain to the said William, and that the same are held 
of others than the king. 
1376. 

Jan. 10. Order to the sheriff of Suthampton to cause two verderers in the 
Westminster, forest of Chuyt to be elected instead of Ralph de Clatford and John 
Faukener, if they be dead as the king has learned. 

Jan. 18. To Henry de Mordon. Order to sell as best he may one pipe con- 
Westminster, taining a small quantity of white wine to his keeping delivered on the 
king's behalf, answering at the exchequer for what may be levied 
thereof ; as the king has learned that Hugh de Ryngebourne lately 
took the said pipe at sea among other goods and merchandise from 
a tarit of Genoa (Janua), Cateloigne or Naples, and it was delivered to 
the said Henry as aforesaid. By C. 



40 EDWARD III. 



is: 



Jan. 15. 

Westminster. 



1375. 

Oct. 28. 
Westminster. 



1376. Membrane 6 — cent. 

• Ian. 16. To John Stanhope. Order not to meddle further in the office of 

Westminster, justice of oyer and terminer and guardian of the peace in Nbtyngham- 
shire, although the king lately appointed him and certain other lieges 
to that office and to do certain other things in their commission 
contained ; as for particular causes laid hefore the council the king 
has removed him. By C. 

The like to Thomas de Staunton. 

Order to the sheriff of Cantebrigge to cause a coroner to be ele< 
instead of Ralph Lynton, if he be dead as the king has learned. 

The like to the same sheriff for election of a coroner instead of John 
Aylesham deceased. 

To the bailiffs of Hungreford of John king of Castile and Leon. 
Order to desist from bringing distresses, disturbances and grievances 
as hereinafter rehearsed upon the prior of St. Fridesu yde's Oxford, 
suffering him to hold the manor of Hudden and town of Edeneton 
quit and discharged of aids tow aids marrying the said king's daughters, 
and to have the cattle called ' wayf ' in the said manor and town as 
he ought to do according to the charter of Edmund sometime earl of 
Lancastre andLeycestre and the late king's confirmation, and as he and 
his predecessors have been used to do since that time, and releasing any 
distresses made for that cause ; as the said earl by charter, confirmed by 
the late king, among other things granted to the church of St. Frideswyde 
and the canons there in frank almoin the said manor and town without 
any secular service, demand or contribution to the earl or his heirs, as 
his ancestors granted the same to the said canons ; and now by com- 
plaint of the now prior it is shewn the king that although by virtue of 
the said charter and confirmation the prior ought to hold the premises 
quit of such aids and of other secular services whatsoever, and to 
have the cattle aforesaid therein, and although he and his predecessors 
since the date of the said charter and confirmation have heretofore 
been used so to do, the said bailiffs are distraining him by reason of 
the said manor and town for aids towards marrying their lord's eldest 
daughter, as if he held the same by knight service which he does not, 
are demanding the cattle aforesaid to their lord's use, and are unlaw- 
fully troubling the prior, contrary to the said charter. 

Membrane 5. 

Nov. 11. To John Rokwode escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to 
Westminster, deliver in dower to Anne who was wife of John de BastyngSS earl of 
Pembroke tenant in chief such as are in his bailiwick of the following 
manors and lands of her said husband which the king has assigned 
to her, having taken of her an oath that she will not marry without 
his licence; namely the manor of Sutton extended at l'I/. 2s. Sd. a 
year, the manor of 'Wviiferthyng at \'M. L8*. !</.. the manor of Asshole 

at «;/. fa. Sd. in Norffolk, the manor of Lydgate at 91. 4s., the manor of 
Badmondeefeld at \l. 6s., the manor of Otteleye at li> marks, the 
manor of Wridlyngton with three bin in the town of St. Edmunds 

at tin,, in Suffolk; the manor of Thoryton at 1/. 7*., the manor of 

Bsthanyngfeld with divers other lands m Weethanyngfeld thereto 

pertaining .it I'''/. I _' .. tin- manor of Sont han\ iiL'feld with other lands 

m Pangea thereto belonging at 4/. 3s. id. in E i ; the manor of 

Totenham at 20/. in Middlesex; the manors of Padyngdeo and 



188 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1375. Membrane 5 — cont. 

West cote and a tenement in Suthwerk at 24/. in Surrey ; the manor 
of Benham at 10/. in Berkshire ; divers lands in Fitelton at 13s. 4c/. 
in Wiltesir, the manor of Brampton at 78Z. 18s. 4c/., and the manor 
of Lymyng at 66s. Sc/. in Huntingdonshire ; the manor of Great 
Shelford at 10/. 14s. 10c/. in Cambridgeshire, the manor of Blounham 
at 20/.. and the manor of Kempston at 24/. in Bedfordshire ; certain 
lands in the town of Repyngdon at 41. in Derbyshire ; the manor of 
Allesleye at 22/. 13s. 6c/., the manor of Filongleye at 13/. 12s., the manor 
of Aston Cauntelowe at 39/. 21c/., and the manor of Pillardyngton 
at 4/. 13s. 4c/. in Warwickshire ; and the manor of Nayleston extended 
at 11/. 12c/. a j 7 ear in Leycestershire. 

To John de Bel<yngham escheator in Derbyshire. Order to deliver 
in dower to the said Anne certain lands in the town of Repyngdon 
extended at 4/. a year. 

The like to the following : — 

John atte Welde escheator in Essex, concerning the manors of 
Thoryton, Esthanyngfeld with lands in Westhanyngfeld, and 
Southanyngfeld with lands in Fanges. 

Thomas de Illeston escheator in Middlesex and Surrey, concerning 
the manors of Totenham co. Middlesex, Padyngden and West- 
cote co. Surrey, and a tenement in Suthwerk. 

Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir, concerning 
the manor of Benham co. Berkes and divers lands in Fitelton 
co. Wiltesir. 

Thomas Sewale escheator in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire 
and Bedfordshire, concerning the manors of Brampton and 
Lymyng co. Huntingdon, Great Shelford, co. Cantebrigge, 
Blounham and Kempston co. Bedford. 

Walter Holt escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire, 
concerning the manors of Allesleye, Filongleye, Aston Caunte- 
lowe and Pillardyngton co. Warrewyk, and Nayleston co. 
Leycester. 

Dec. 11. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland or his 

Westminster, representative, and to the chancellor of Ireland. Order to assign 
and deliver to Anne who was wife of John de Hastynges earl of Pem- 
broke tenant in chief dower of her said husband's lands in Ireland, 
with the issues thereof from this date, sending the assignment under 
the seal used in Ireland to be enrolled in the chancery of England ; 
as the king has taken of her an oath that she will not marry without 
his licence, and has caused dower to be assigned her of the said 
earl's lands in England. 

The like to William Ilger escheator in Ireland. 

Nov. 12. To John Rokwode escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to 
Westminster, deliver of the king's gift to Anne who was wife of John de Hastynges 
earl of Pembroke last deceased the issues from the said earl's death 
to this date of the manors of Sutton, Wynferthyng and Asshele 
co. Norffolk, Lydgate, Badmondesfeld, Otteleye 'and Wridlyngton, and 
of three burgages in the town of St. Edmund co. Suffolk to her 
assigned in dower ; as of his favour the king has granted her the issues 
from the said earl's death to the date of livery thereof of all lands 
of her dower as well in England as in Wales. By p.s. [30774.] 



49 KDWARD III. L89 



1375. Mi a brant 5 — cont. 

The like to the following : — 
John atte Welde escheater in Essex, concerning the issues of the 
manors of Thoryton. Esthanyngfeld with lands in Weethanyng- 
feld, and Southanyngfeld with lands In Fanges. By djb. 

Thomas de llleston escheatoi in Middlesex and Surrey, concerning 
the issues of the manors of Totenham oo. Middlesex, Padyngden 

and Westcote co. Surrey and of a tenement in Suthwerk. r>v p.s. 

Oliver de Harnham escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir, concern- 
ing the issues of the manor of Benham co. Bellas and of Lai 
in Fitelton co. Wiltesir. By p.s. 

Thomas Sewale escheator in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire 
and Bedfordshire, concerning the issues of the manors of 
Brampton and Lymyng co. Huntingdon, (heat Shelford co. 
Cantebrigge, Blounham and Kempston co. Bedford. By p.s. 

John de Bekyngham escheator in Derbyshire, concerning the 
issues of certain lands in the town of Repyngdon. By p.s. 

Walter Holt escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire, 
concerning the issues of the manors of Allesleye, Filongleye, 
Aston Cauntelowe and Pillardyngton co. Warrewyk, and 
Nayleston co. Leycester. By p.s. 

1376. Membrane 4. 

Jan. 24. To John Carneles escheator in Nbrhamptonshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, in dower to Anne who was wife of John de Hastynges ear] of IVm- 
broch tenant in chief such as arc in his bailiwick of the knights' f< 
and parts of fees following which the king has assigned to her, namely 
three fourths of one knight's fee in Braunfeld in Great Houghton in tin- 
said county held by William la Zouche the younger knight and ex- 
tended at 100s. a year, the moiety of one knight's fee in Braunfeld, 
Little Houghton, Horton and Great Houghton held by the said William 
at 40s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Braunfeld, Houghton and 
Little Dodyngton held by the said William at 40*., one knight's fee in 
Haklynton and Pidyngton held by Thomas de Preston knight at 100s., 
one knight's fee in Preston, Hakelton, Horton. Pydyngton, Quynton 
and Wotton held by the said Thomas at 12/.. the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Haniton and Boketon held by the said Thomas at 40a., and the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Weston Fauvel and Little Billyng held 
by the said Thomas at 40s., the fourth pari of one knight's fee in 
Newton by Geidyngton held by John de Mulsho at 60*., one knight's 
fee in Starston held by the heir of the ear] of Aumarele at 167., the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Pedyngton held by Reynold de Grey it 
40s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Eston and Boseyate held by 
the said Reynold at L0*., the moiety of One knight's fee inTuyudl held by 
the said Reynold at 20s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Hardyngesthorn 
and Coten held by the abbess of St. Mary (ft Pratia and William I.oml) 
at 10*., the moiety of one knight's tee in Barton held by the said abb 

and John CarnelT at 40s.. the moiety of one knight's fee in Cogenho 
held by William de Cogenho at 10*., the moiety of one knighl - fee 
in I in M Houghton and Horton held by Thomas I Irene knighl Richard 
de Houghton and John Dalton clerk a; 10*., two knight in 

As.-hehy Davy and dendon held by the -aid Thomfl ' \Ql., the 
sixth part ot one knight's fee in < ovat DodyngtOD held by the heir 
of Robert Campana at 10s., the fourth pari of one knight'.- fee 



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1376. Membrane 4 — cont. 

in Wolde and Helcote held by the abbot of Pippewelle at 205., 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Herdwyk held by the heirs of 
John Barry at 20s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Barton 
held by the heir of William Carnell' at 20s., the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Great Dodyngton held by the heirs of Peregrine Bernad 
at 13s. 4c/., one knight's fee in Boseyate held by William Latymer at 
20 marks, the twentieth part of one knight's fee in Wolaston held by 
William de Wolaston at 5s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Quynton 
held by Philip de Quynton at 100s., one knight's fee in Ruston held 
by John Carnell' at 20/., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Draughton 
held by the heir of John Moigne at 20s., the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Braybrok held by Thomas le Latymer at 10 marks, the third part 
of one knight's fee in Scaldewelle, Houghton, Langeport and Upthorp 
held by the heir of Thomas Verdoun at 20s., one knight's fee in 
Waldegrave and Bateshalehulle held by Richard de Waldegrave at 
20?., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hanyngton held by John 
Warden at 10s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Herdwyk held by 
Thomas Seymour at 20s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Neuton 
and Boughton by Geidyngton formerly held by the heirs of Henry 
Techemerch and of William Seymour at 20s., one knight's fee in 
Haryngworth held by William la Zouch the elder at 20/., one knight's 
fee in Stokebrewere and Aldryngton held by Isabel Seint Johan, 
Richard Wideville and John Chastiloun at 100s.. the fourth part 
of one knight's fee in Hynton, Twywell and Wuthton held by the 
heir of Richard Brey and by John Veer at 60s., one knight's fee in 
Holcote and Wolde held by the prior of St. Andrew, the heirs of Andrew 
Landwath and the abbot of Pippewelle at 100s., the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Rethersthorp held by the master of St. John 
Norhampton at 40s., one knight's fee in Multon held by Ralph Basset 
of Drayton at 20/. ; the fourth part of one knight's fee in Appelby 
co. Leycester held by William de Appelby at 50s., one knight's fee and 
a half in Ibestoke held by John Verdoun and John Burdet at 20?., 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Normanton held by Robert de Stipelton 
at 10/., one knight's fee in Wistowe and Flekeneye held by Ralph 
de Hastyng at 20/., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Cosseby held 
by John Burdet at 53s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Shacreston 
held by John de Shepey and Walter Dauvers at 6/. 13s. 4c/., the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Snarkeston held by Simon de Bereford at 50s., 
the sixteenth part of one knight's fee in Barton held by Ralph Halewey 
at 10s., the moiet}^ of one knight's fee in Aston and Stapilton held by 
Robert Flamville at 6/. 13s. 4c/. , the moiety of one knight's fee in Leyre 
held by John de Leyre at 100s., the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Odyston held by John Verdoun at 40s., the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in Snarkeston held by Geoffrey Stake 
and his parceners at 52s., the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Swepiston and Newton held by John Longeville at 100s., one 
knight's fee in Sutton and Stapilton held by Walter Houby at 15/., 
one knight's fee in Osolveston held by the abbot of Osolveston at 
13/. 6s. 8c/., the moiety of one knight's fee in Dadelyngton held by 
Remigius de Meulynges at 10/., one knight's fee in Conyngeston held 
by William de Shepe}^e at 15/., one knight's fee in Adelokston held 
by John de Bagepuz at 18/., the twentieth part of one knight's fee in 
Heygham held by John Danet at 10s., the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Moselowe and Barewelle held by John Hertwelle at 100s., the 



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1376. Membrane 4 — cont. 

tenth part of one knight's fee in Stapilton held hy Rohert de Stapilton 
at 20s., one knight's fee in Stratton held by the earl of Albemarle at 
15/., one knight's fee in Market Overton held by Gilbert de 
Humflamville at 15/.; the fourth part of one knight's fee in Braumfeld 
by Turvej'e co. Bukingham held by Henry Grey of Sherlond at 60*., 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Clifton and Neuton held by 
Ralph Basset ' le Riche ' at 535. 4c/., one knight's fee in Embixton 
held by Henry Grene at 10/., the moiety of one knight's fee in Pettesho 
held by Richard Chaumberleyn at 6/., the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Cranden by Tame sometime held by John Segrave at 

Membrane 3. 

50s. ; the moiety of one knight's fee in Monselowe and Aston co. 
Salop held by Richard Hertwell at 4/. 6s. 8c/. ; the sixth part of one 
knight's fee in Shefhull co. Warrewyk held by William Walssh at 
26s. 8d. ; the twelfth part of one knight's fee in Northwytham co. 
Lincoln held by the abbot of Bitelesden at 3s. 4c/. ; five knights' fees 
in Carre we in the march of Wales held by John de Carre we at 25/., 
the moiety and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hoggeston held 
by William de Rupere at 100s.. the moiety of one knight's fee in Esse 
sometime held by William Malenfaunt at 50s., 2i knight-' fees in 
Weston held by William de Staunton and Matthias Wogan at 12/. 10s., 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Jordaneston sometime held by John 
Joce at 50s., the tenth part of one knight's fee in Torre sometime 
held by John Wogan at 10s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Coytrach 
sometime held by Andrew Weseman at 50s., and the service of John 
Champaigne, John Vaghan and John Coke for five bovatcs of land in 
Nant' in the said march extended at 8s. a year. 

To Walter Holt escheator in Leicestershire. Order to deliver in 
dower to the said Anne the knights' fees and parts of fees following 
which the king has assigned to her, namely the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Appelby held by William de Appelby, one knight's 
fee and a half in Ibestoke held by John Verdoun and John Burdet, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Normanton held by Hoi nit deStipelton, 
one knight's fee in Wistowe and Flekeney held by Ralph de Eastyng, 
the fourth part of one knight's fee in Cosseby held by John Burdet , the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Shacreston held by John de Shepeye 
and Walter Dauvers, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Snarkeston 
held by Simon de Bereford, the sixteenth part of one knight's fee in 
Barton held by Ralph Halcwey, the moiety of one knight's fee 
in Aston and Stapilton held by Robert Flamville, the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Leyre held by John de Leyre, the four! b pari of one 
knight's fee in Odyston held by John Verdoun, the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Snarkeston held by Geoffrey Stake and his parceni 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Swepiston and Neuton held by John 
Longeville, one knight's fee in Sutton and Stapilton held by Walter 
Houby, one knight's fee in Osolveston held by the abbot of Osolveeton, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Dadelyngton held by Remigiua de 
Meulynges, one knight's fee in Conyngeston held bj William de Shepeye, 
one knight's fee in Adelokiston held bj John de Bagepus, the twentieth 
part of one knight's fee in Eeygham held by John Danet, the moiety 
of one knight's feo in Moselowe and Barcwelle held by John HertweUe, 



192 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1376. Membrane 3 — cord. 

the tenth part of one knight's fee in Stapilton held by Robert de 
Stapilton, one knight's fee in Stratton held by the earl of Albemarle, 
and one knight's fee in Market Overton held by Gilbert de Huraflam- 
ville, extended severally (as above). 
The like to the following : 

Thomas Sewale escheator in Bukinghamshire, concerning the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Braunfeld by Turveye held 
by Henry Grey of Sherlond, the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Clifton and Neuton held by Ralph Basset 'le Riche/ 
one knight's fee in Embirton held by Henry Grene, the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Pettesho held by Richard Chaumberleyn, 
and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Cranden by Tame 
sometime held by John Segrave. 

William Walshale escheator in Salop and the march of Wales 
adjacent, concerning the moiety of one knight's fee in Monselowe 
and Aston held by Richard Hertwell. 

Walter Holt escheator in Warwickshire, concerning the sixth 
part of one knight's fee in Shefhull held by William Walssh. 

John D3onmok escheator in Lincolnshire, concerning the twelfth 
part of one knight's fee in Northwytham held by the abbot of 
Bitelesden. 

Edmund de Brugge escheator in Herefordshire and the march 
of Wales adjacent, concerning five knights' fees in Carrewe 
held by John de Carrewe, the moiety and the fourth part of one 
knight's fee in Hoggeston held by William de Rupere, the 
moiety of one knight's fee in Esse sometime held by William 
Malenfaunt, 2| knights' fees in Weston held by William de 
Staunton and Matthias Wogan, the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Jordaneston sometime held by John Joce, the tenth 
part of one knight's fee in Torre sometime held by John Wogan, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Coytrach sometime held by 
Andrew Weseman, and the service of John Champaigne, John 
Vaghan and John Coke for five bovates of land in Nant', 
extended severally (as above). 

Membrane 2. 

Jan. 24. To John Camels escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to deliver 
Westminster, in dower to Anne who was wife of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroch 
such as are in his bailiwick of her said husband's advowsons following 
which the king has assigned to her, namely the advowsons of Yerdele 
church in that county extended at 40 marks a year, of Wotton church 
at 20 marks, of Fulbroke church co. Warrewyk at 41., of Nayleston 
church co. Leycester at 30L, of Sutton Valence church co. Kent at 
10Z., of Brumstede church co. Norffolk at 100s., of Thoryton church 
co. Essex at 100s., of Blounham church co. Bedford at 40 marks, of 
Pembroke priory in the march of Wales at 40?., of Pencrich church in 
the said march at 60s., of Lanvharell church in the said march extended 
at 41. a year, and of Berwyk chantry co. Somerset which is not 
extended. 

To Walter Holt escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. 
Order to deliver in dower to the said Anne the advowsons of Fulbroke 
church co. Warrewyk and Nayleston church co. Leycester, extended 
severally (as above), which among others the king has assigned to her. 



49 EDWARD I IT. 193 



1376. Membrane 2 — cont. 

The like to the following : 

Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent, concerning the advowson 

of Sutton Valence church. 
John de Rokewode escheator in Norffolk, concerning the advowson 

of Brumstede church. 
John Welde escheator in Essex, concerning the advowson of 

Thoryton church. 
Thomas Sewale escheator in Bedfordshire, concerning the 

advowson of Blounham church. 
Edmund de Brugge escheator in Herefordshire and the march 

of Wales adjacent, concerning the advowsons of Penorich 

church, Lanvhanell church and Pembroke priory, extended 

severally (as above). 
John atte Hale escheator in Somerset, concerning the advowson 

of Berwyk chantry. 

1375. Membrane 1. 

Dec. 22. To John de Bekyngham escheator in Notynghamshire. Order to 
Westminster, cause William de Hampsterley and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of 
William son of Geoffrey de Staunton tenant in chief and cousin and 
heir of the said Geoffre.y, to have seisin of her said grandfather's lands 
taken into the king's hand by his death ; as she has proved her age 
before Gilbert de Culwenn escheator in Yorkshire, and the king has 
taken her said husband's fealty. 

Dec. 26. To Thomas de Ingelby, Roger de Fulthorp, John de Dent, Thomas 

Westminster, de Sandford and Hugh de Westwyk. Order not to proceed without 
advising the king to take an assize of novel disseisin which Robert prior 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England has arraigned against 
John de Bulkham mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne and others concerning 
tenements in Fenham, although the king lately appointed them Justices 
for the purpose ; as on behalf of the mayor and bailiffs and all the 
commonalty of the said town petition is made to the king to provide 
a remedy for their indemnification, shewing that the tenements put 
in view are and have been time out of mind of the soil of the said mayor, 
bailiffs and commonalty pertaining to them as parcel of the town, 
so that if such proceeding should be taken, there might easily arise 
prejudice and disherison to the king, diminution of the farm of the 
town, and the ruin of their estate. By C. 

Dec. 15. To Thomas Sewale escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to deliver 

Westminster, to William Croyser the manor of Wrastlyngworth taken into the 
king's hand for t lie causes hereinafter mentioned ; as it is found by 
inquisition, by the escheator taken of his office, thai Edward de Kcndale 
the younger deceased lately granted to the said William, John Joeep 
chaplain and John llenwyk chaplain and to the heirs of the said John 
Josep tin- remainder of the said manor, being held in chief by the 
terries of the sixth part of one knight s fee and tlir service of 2s. a 
year of the common fine, which was held for life by Elizabeth who 
was wife of Edward de Kendalethe elder of the right and heritage 

of tin- said Edward the youm_ r <r with reversion to hnn and his h« 
that the said John and John after released to the said William 

and to his heirs all their estate therein, that after tb laid Elisabeth's 

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Membrane 1 — cont. 



death the said William entered the same by virtue of the aforesaid 
grant, the king's licence not having been obtained, and that the said 
manor is taken into the king's hand as well by the said Elizabeth's 
death as by reason of those trespasses ; and for 10Z. to him paid by 
the said William the king of his favour has by letters patent pardoned 
those trespasses, granting so far as in him lies that the said William 
shall have again and hold the said manor to him and his heirs, saving 
to the king his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30825.] 

Dec. 13. To Guy de Brian constable of the castle of St. Briovel, and to his 
Westminster, lieutenant there. Order at their peril to deliver by indenture to Edward 
Taverner of Gloucestre, Nicholas Bryedlep, William Heyberare, 
Robert Walour and John Compton, to be brought to the Tower of 
London according to their commission and delivered to the constable 
thereof to be kept in safe custody until further order, Richard Shayt, 
John Hicokkes of Rewardyn, Richard de la Mulle of Mitcheldean 
(Magna Dene) and John Smyth of Little Dene, who are now 
imprisoned in the said castle under the said Guy's custody at the 
king's command. By C. 



Dec. 13. 

Westminster. 



1376. 

Jan. 10. 

Westminster. 



To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order at his peril to deliver by indenture 
to Edward Taverner of Gloucestre, Nicholas Briedlep, William 
Heyberare, Robert Walour and John Compton, to be brought to the 
Tower of London according to their commission and delivered to 
the constable thereof to be kept in safe custody until further order, 
Richard Ferrour and William Smyth of Mitcheldean now imprisoned 
in Gloucestre castle under the custody of the sheriff at the king's 
command. By C. 

To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London, and to his 
lieutenant. Order to receive by indenture and keep in safe custody 
in the prison of the Tower until further order William Smyth who 
causes himself to be called ' Sire Johan Geffre ' and ' admirall,' Richard 
del Milne, John Hicokes, Richard Shayt who causes himself to be 
called ' Sire William Recchemenever,' John Smyth of Little Dene 
who causes himself to be called ' Sire Richard Misa vised,' and Richard 
Ferrour of Mitcheldean, whom William Hayberar, Robert Walour 
and John de Compton shall at the king's command deliver to the said 
constable and lieutenant. By C. 



Jan. 20. Order to the sheriff of Kent to cause a coroner to be elected instead 

Westminster, of John Bene, who is insufficiently qualified as the king has learned 
by report of many. 



1375. Membrane 41d. 

Indenture made between John de Neville knight lord of Raby of 
the one part and Robert de Knolles knight and Custance his wife 
of the other part, witnessing a grant of the manors of Pykenhamwade 
and Houton co. Norffolk with warranty to the said Robert and Custance 
for their lives and to the executors and assigns of the survivor for 
one half year longer. Witnesses : Robert Mortymer, Richard Tlleye, 
Peter Strange, John Harsyk, Robert Corbet knights, William 



49 EDWARD Til. 



1375. Membrant 4~d out. 

Withereston, Thomas Wombe, John Baohiler, John Staple, Simon 
Snvterton. Dated Pvkenhamwade, Thursdav the feast of St. Matthew 
48' Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery 
at Westminster, 31 January this year. 

Writing of John de Neville lord of Raby and Ralph de Stoke, giving 
to Robert de Knolles knight and Adam Chaungeour citizen of London 
and to their assigns a yearly rent of 60Z. to be taken at Michaelmas 
and Easter by even portions of the manor of Eynow co. Norhampton 
during the life of the said Robert and of distance his wife, with power 
to distrain for arrears. Dated London, Sunday after the Conversion 
of St. Paul 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John, 31 January. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 601. of the manor of 
Eynow co. Norhampton, given by John de Neville lord of Raby and 
Ralph de Stoke to Robert de Knolles knight and Adam Chaungeour 
citizen of London during the lives of the said Robert and of Custance 
his wife, upon condition that if the said Robert and Custance or one 
of them or their assigns be thrust out of the manors of Pykenhamwade 
and Houton co. Norffolk, to them granted by the said John for their 
lives and to the executors and assigns of the survivor for one half year 
longer, or out of parcel thereof, by any having right or claim therein 
before this date, or if the said manors or parcel thereof be recovered 
against them or one of them or against their assigns, the said John 
or his heirs being first vouched to warranty thereof, he or his heirs 
shall within half a year after warning to him or his heirs or to their 
general attorney recompense them the said Robert and Custance for 
such loss, or at their own costs shall cause them to have the land 
again, so that no default or deceit be in the tenants thereof ; and 
covenant by the said Robert and Custance that if the said John, his 
heirs or assigns, shall within half a year after the death of the longer 
liver buy of the executors or assigns of such survivor all their 
goods and chattels then being in the said manors, and shall make 
recompense for the same, it shall then be lawful for the said John, 
his heirs and assigns, to enter again and hold the premises without 
gainsaying, the said charter of feoffment notwithstanding. Dat<-d 
London, Monday after the Conversion of St. Paul 49 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 31 January. 

Writing of William Lely, being a quitclaim to John de l'atheleye 
of all lands, meadows, rents and services in ('overtoil, Bleeby and 
Gippesmere Bometime of John Alwys, which the said William had by 
gift and feoffment of Robert do Bouth. Dated Goverton, Monday 
after the Epiphany 1* Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 February this year. 

Writing of Philip de Brompton, for himself and Aliee his wife 

executrix of William de Burton, being a release to William de Nbttoa 

of all actions and demands l»y reason of B Btatute merchant whereby 
William de Notion wis bound to William de Burton and Thomas 
Pipehurst citizens and goldsmiths of London in 100/. to save them 



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L876. Membrane bid — cord. 

harmless concerning the security for a sum of 111. 6s. Sd. payable to 
the king and his assigns wherein they were bound in the exchequer 
for William de Notton, as by certain indentures of defeasance between 
the parties may appear ; and annulment of the said statute, for that 
William de Notton has truly saved and acquitted the said sureties, 
as appears by record of the exchequer. Dated Fletestrete London, 
7 February 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Philip, 9 February. 

Charter of Robert Bucskyn of Essex, giving with warranty to Robert 
Yonge of Wytenham, John Hanecok, Henry parson of Bredestrate 
London, Thomas May the elder and Adam Prygell of Runwell, their 
heirs and assigns, a messuage, 60 acres of land, 2\ acres of meadow, 
20 acres of pasture and 65. 8d. of yearly rent in South Hamyngfeld, 
West Hamyngfeld and Dounham, which the said Robert Bucskyn 
recovered in the king's court at Westminster by writ of entry upon 
disseisin against Thomas de Barwe chaplain and John Austyn chaplain. 
Witnesses : Hugh de Badewe knight, John de Mounteneye knight, 
Richard de Preston, Henry Bedell, John Baroun ' draper,' Nicholas 
Michel. Dated West Hamyngfeld, Saturday after the octaves of the 
Purification 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 February. 

Writing of Michael Bonet, proctor and attorney of James Laurencii 
as partner of Nicholas Saffont a Cathallan merchant for whom [the 
said James] has promised ratification binding all his goods now and 
hereafter, also of William Villarius, Berengarius Pareil, Poncius 
Meliacius, Francis Mercader, Peter de Villa Canis, Gombald de Navello, 
Francis Romarius, Peter Garighe, Dominicus Sancius, James Dominici, 
Messias Carrere as partner of Arnald Amenos a Cathallan merchant 
for whom [the said Messias] has promised (as above), of Berengarius 
Villa, Francis Pontus, George Julian, Thomas Sale, Peter de 
Fountescare, Gabriel Carres, Arnald Ferrarius, Peter Bassus. Raymond 
Dascher and Simon Inner all Catallan merchants and subjects of the 
king of Aragon now dwelling at Bruges in Flanders, as appears by a 
notarial instrument attested by Bartholomew de Arquato son of 
Peter notary public with the seal of the community (universitatis) 
of the said merchants in Bruges, of whom many goods and much 
merchandise were taken at sea from a ship or tarit of Maiorica called 
' Sancta Clara,' Francis Anselmi of Maiorica master and owner, namely 
by many ships and people of England, having information that Robert 
atte Lathe burgess of Lenne and owner of a ship of Lenne called 
' Magdaleyn ' was not acting or consenting in the capture of the said 
tarit, nor shared in the said goods, although now and at other times 
cited or adjourned before the king of England and his council for 
the cause aforesaid, wherefore it is amicably agreed between him 
and the said proctor as follows, and the said proctor for his constituents 
aforesaid acknowledges that he has received of the said Robert 39Z., 
wherefore he acquits and discharges the said Robert, his said ship 
and goods, of all action and demand before whatsoever judges 
now or hereafter arising by reason of the capture or plunder aforesaid, 
saving to the said proctor and his constituents all causes, actions and 
claims against all and singular the seamen and servants of the said 
ship of Lenne or against others personally concerned in that capture, 



f EDWARD III. 197 



1375. Mennbram ild—cont. 

the person, ship and goods of the said Hubert excepted. Dated 
Loudon, 28 January 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 Februai j 

Feb. 23. Henry de Coggeshale knight to John James of Walvngford. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 46i. 

Charter of Robert Clifton of Lancashire, giving with warranty to 
Richard Grene knight, Adam Fraunceys alderman, Adam de Sancto 
Ivone and John Frankeleyn citizens of London, their heirs and assigns, 
his manors of Clifton and Salwyk co. Lancastre, and all other his manors, 
lands, rents and services in that county with dovecotes, mills, woods, 
meadows, feedings, pastures, homages, wards, marriages, beriots, 
reliefs, escheats, rights, commodities etc. to the same belonging. 
Dated Clifton, Wednesday before St. Martin 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 January this year. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing feoffment, upon condition 
that Robert Clifton of Lancashire, his heirs or executors shall within 
two years after Martinmas next pay 583Z. 6s. 8d. in London to Sir 
Robert de Knolles knight, Dame Custance his wife or one of them, or 
to their attorney or executors, witnessing that seisin of the manors of 
Cb'fton and Salwik is delivered to Richard Grene knight, Adam 
Fraunceys alderman. Adam de Seint Ive and John Frankeleyn citizens 
of London upon this condition. Dated (as the last). French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Richard, Adam, 
Adam and John, 29 January this year. 

Indenture made between Richard Grene knight, Adam Fraunceys 
alderman, Adam de Seint Ive and John Frankeleyn citizens of London 
of the one part, and Robert Clifton and Robert de Aferesco of Lancashire 
of the other part, being a lease for two years to the said Robert and 
Robert and to their assigns for 200 mark- in hand by them paid of 
the manors of Clifton and Salwik and of all other the manors, lands, 
rents and services in Lancashire which the said Richard and the others 
have by gift and feoffment of the said Robert Clifton, rendering 
nevertheless one rose a year at Midsummer to the Lessors, their heirs 
and assigns, and doing the rents and services to the lord- of the fee 
due and accustomed. Dated Loudon, Wednesday after Martinmas 
48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment l>\ the said Richard, Adam, 
Adam and John, 29 January this year. 

Writing of John de Kyngesfolde, being a receipt and acquittance 
to Walter fit/. Wauter lord of Wodeham for 200 marks for Chi 
term 4s Edward 111, in part of 800 marks wherein the jaid Walter 
is bound to him by a writing of annuity of LOW. a year. Dated London, 
the day and \ • u aforesaid. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment .'!! J.iniian tin year, 



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Membrane 46e? — cont. 



Writing of Thomas son of John de Charleton of Middlesex, confirming 
the estate of Richard de Leycestre parson of Castre, Simon Pakeman, 
Robert Martel, William de Burgh, John de Gadesby and Thomas 
Aliene (Alliene) of Assheby in the manors of Pulteneye and Minsterton 
co. Leycestre and Shenlee co. Hertford and all other the lands, woods, 
rents, reversions, services, fees and advowsons sometime of John de 
Pulteneye knight in those counties, Warwickshire and Norhamptonshire, 
whereof they are in possession ; and quitclaim of the premises to them, 
their heirs and assigns. Witnesses : William Strete, Geoffrey de 
Newenton, John Wroth the younger, Geoffrey de Segrave. Dated 
London, Thursday the eve of the Purification 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 February. 

Feb. 4. John Corouner of Leveryngton to William de Mirfeld clerk. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 12Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Cambridgeshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 1. Thomas del Strother, son of Henry del Strother, to John de 

Westminster. Rouclyffe the younger. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. 
in Northumberland. 

Feb. 7. Robert Bukskyn to Thomas Tyrell knight and Clement Spice. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 100?., to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Indenture made between Richard de Kyrkebride of the one part 
and John Payn citizen and armourer of the other part, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to the said John, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, 
woods, meadows, rents and services which he now has in the towns 
of Northmymmes and Southmymm.es cos. Middlesex and Hertford ; 
with proviso that the effect of this warranty shall be only to bar the 
said Richard and his heirs, and not as against the actions of others. 
Dated London, 5 February 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Richard, 8 February. 

Feb. 9. Godfrey Foljambe knight and Godfrey his son to Hugh Malepas. 

Westminster. Joint and several recognisance for 55?. to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Derbyshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 10. John Michel citizen and vintner of London and Henry Herbury 

Westminster, citizen and vintner of London to William Bys ' stokfisshmongere ' 

London, Robert Pountfreit ' cornemongere ' London and John Wilton 

' ismongere ' London. Joint and several recognisance for 200?., to 

be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William Bys. 

Feb. 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Peter de Barton, 
Westminster. Robert de Muskham and Robert de Faryngton clerks to stay the 
taking of the body of Master Thomas Baketon, bringing this writ 
before the justices at Westminster, although lately by writ de judicio 
the king ordered the sheriffs to take the said Thomas, so as to have 
his body before the said justices in the quinzaine of Easter to answer 
John Stratton ' corsour ' how that contrary to the king's prohibition 



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he proceeded in a cause concerning the lay fee of the Baid .John in 
London ; as the said clerks have mainperned in chancery body for 
body to have the said Thomas before the said Justices at the day 
named. 

Membrane A5d. 

Charter indented of Katherine Breouse, giving with warranty 
John Daventre parson of Broom, Edward de Lakynghcth Stephen 
Langham, Thomas Chervyle chaplain, John Pikenham, John Bivtton, 
John Wauton, John Hunte and John Heylesdon, their heirs and 
assigns, the manor and advowson of Sculthorp, the king's licence 
having been obtained, to hold of the king by the services thereof due 
and accustomed, rendering to the said Katherine and to her heirs 
407. a year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, power being 
reserved to enter again and hold the premises in default of payment. 
Dated London, Saturday after St. Valentine 49 Edward III. 

Writing of Katherine Breouse, being a letter of attorney appointing 
William Braunche and Thomas Kenynghale, John Grafton chaplain, 
Henry Rolves, Peter parson of Watlyngton and Roger parson of 
Mighelstowe to deliver to John Daventre parson of Broom, Edmund 
de Lakyngheth, Stephen Langham, Thomas Chervyle chaplain, John 
Pykenham, John de Bretton, John Wauton, John Hunte and John 
Heylisdon seisin of the manor and advowson of Scolthorp according 
to her charter indented. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 17 February. 

Feb. 16. To the sheriff of Essex. Order by mainprise of Geoffrey Dersham 

Westminster, and Robert Talbot to stay the taking of the body of William Pollard, 
bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; as the king has 
learned that Thomas Hardyng of Manytre impleaded the said William 
in the king's court before the said justices to render an account for 
the time he was receiver of the plaintiff's moneys, and by another 
writ Thomas Cauell is impleading the said William before the same 
justices for an alleged debt of 40s., and by divers writs de judicio at 
the plaintiffs' suit the king has ordered the sheriff to take the said 
William so as to have him before the said justices at Westminster at 
set days in those writs contained, although he is ready to answer the 
plaintiffs and stand to right in all things, wherefore petition is made on 
his behalf for a stay ; and the said Geoffrey and Robert, appearing in 
person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 2<V. to have 
the said William before the said justices at the days those writs are 
returnable. • 

To the sheriff of Essex, kike order, mutatis mutandis, by mainp 
of William Pollard and Robert Talbot, in favour of Margaret Dawe 
who is before the king impleaded bj Thomas Hardyng for an alleged 
treapa 

The like to the same sheriff in favour of William Pollard, by 
mainprise of EJdmund Donne, Robert Talbot, John Lache and John 
Bateman under a pain of 20/. 



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Feb. 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Thomas Kendale 

Westminster, clerk, William Bristowe ' bakere ' and John Lynham ' cordewaner ' 
of the city of London to set free Richard de Tysho clerk from prison, 
bringing this writ into chancery ; as lately at the request of R. bishop 
of Coventre and Lychefeld signifying to the king that the said clerk 
being of his diocese was by the authority of the ordinary excommuni- 
cated because of contumacies, and would not be justified by 
ecclesiastical censure, the king ordered the sheriffs to justify the said 
clerk by his body according to the custom of England until he should 
content holy church for his contempt and wrongdoing ; but he has 
lawfully appealed to the see of Rome and for the protection of the 
court of Canterbury against that sentence as unjust, as appears by 
a notarial instrument thereupon made and produced in chancery, 
and is prosecuting his appeal with effect as he says ; and the said 
Thomas and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him 
there at the quinzaine of Easter to stand to right, and to do and receive 
what the court shall determine. The king has commanded the sheriff 
of Middlesex to give the said bishop notice to be then in chancery to 
shew cause wherefore the said clerk ought not to be set free from 
prison pending the business of his appeal. 

Feb. 18. To the sheriff of Leycestre. Order, upon the petition of Simon 
Westminster. Mayheu, by mainprise of Richard Grene of Foxton and Hugh Sporier 
of Leycestre to stay the exigents against him and the taking of his 
body, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench the day 
a writ de judicio against him at the suit of Richard Sergeant is 
returnable ; as his petition shews that the said Richard Sergeant is 
impleading him before the said justices for an alleged debt of 40<s., 
that by the said writ he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed 
for that he came not before the said justices to answer thereupon, 
and that he is ready so to answer and stand to right in all things ; 
and the said Richard Grene and Hugh have mainperned in chancery 
under a pain of 401. to have him before the said justices at the day 
named. 

Writing of John son and heir of Edmund Trentemarcz of Middlesex, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to William de Halden, Gilbert 
Chaumpeneys and John Ussher, their heirs and assigns, of 16 acres 
of land in Oldeford which with other lands in Stebenheth and 
Hakeneye co. Middlesex the said William, Gilbert and John Ussher 
have by gift and feoffment of Adam Fraunceys citizen of London, 
and the said Adam formerly acquired of the said John son of Edmund. 
Dated London, 10 February 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 February. 

Charter of Roger Wolferston and Roger Keterich, granting to 
William Spice, his heirs and assigns, their manor of Spayneshall and 
all their lands in the town of Wilynghale Spayne co. Essex. Witnesses : 
Robert Teye, Simon Longe, Thomas Rocheford. Dated London, 
Saturday after Easter 41 Edward III. 

Charter of Roger de Wolferston and Roger Keterich, granting to 
Clement Spice and Alice his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such heirs to the right heirs of the said Clement 



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1375. Membrane 45i — cont. 

and Alice [ric), all the lands, rente and services in the towns of Black 
Nbttele and White Nottele which they lately had by giant of tJ 
Clement and Alice by fine levied in t he king's eonrt. Dated Friday 
the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr 42 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing oharteia by 
Roger de Wolferston, 14 February this year. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Roger Keterich, 9 May. 

Feb. 21. Nicholas Lovayne knight to Nicholas Carewent clcik, Thomas 

Westminster. Hungreford, Master John Corf clerk and Master Walter Sevenhampton 
clerk. Recognisance for iOL, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Membrane 14'/. 

Writing of Robert Owayn of Pulteneye, being a grant and quitclaim 
with warranty to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne, Sir Au brey de Veer, .Sir Arnald 
Savage, Sir John Pekbrugge and Margaret his wife, Robert Belknap, 
John Colpeper and Roger de Asshebournham, their heirs and assigns, 
of certain tenements whereof they are now in possession, namely the 
manors of Penshurst, Yenesfeld, Northpark and Osprenge, a messuage, 
one carucate and 2UU acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 300 acres of 
pasture, 300 acies of wood with appurtenances in Penshurst , Tonebruggc, 
Leghe, Bytteberugh, Speldhurst and Chidyngstone, the manor of Southall 
in Wollewychc, the advowson of Penshurst chapel, and one acre of 
wood with the advowson of Eselyng church cos. Kent and Essex, the 
manor of Popeler and three messuages, four tofts, two water mills 
called ' Crachemulles,' one fulling mill, 100 acres of land, 220 acres of 
pasture and \)l. 3s. 4rf. of rent in Stebynhethe, Esthamme, Stratford, 
Edelmeton, Hakeneye, Brambele and Eldeford with all lands, rents 
and services in Estsmethefeld by the Tower of London co. Middlesex, the 
manors of Dytton Camoys, Swafham Priour and Chevclee, three 
messuages, 240 acres of pasture and one mill in Dytton Camoys, Swafham 
Priour, Chevelee and Asshelee and the advowsons of Chevelee church 
and the chapels of Swafham Priour and Dytton Camoys co. Cantebrigge, 
the manor and advowson of Witheresfeld co. Suffolk w it li appurtenan 
in Horset and Haverhull, and all other manors, lands, rents, mills, 
woods, meadows, pastures, waters, fisheries, services', liberties, 
lordships, customs, reversions, knights' fees and advowsons of ohurohes 
and chapels with their appurtenances which ever were of Sir John de 
Pulteneye or of Sir William his son and heir in the counties aforesaid, 
the inn called ' Coldherbergh ' and all the land-, rente and lordships 
upon the 'Haywharf,' the said 'wharf' and all other lands, lent-. 
services and lordships in the parish of All ha I lows the Great with the 

versions in the city of London, confirming their estate in the premi 
Witnesses : Sir Reynold de Cobham, Sir Bernard Bin fir Etiohard 

de lot. -ham. Sir John Seintcler, Sir William de Cobham knights, 
Sir William HareweU parson of Penshurst, William Strete the khi 
butler, John Chydicroft, James de Pekham. Dated I'enshurst, 
Tuesday before St. Bfargarel 18 Bdward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 1 February this year. 

Writing of Nicholas de Loveyne knight, confirming the estate 

which Richard de Leyoestre parson of Oastre, Simon Pakemaa, 



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Membrane 44d — cont. 



Robert Martell, William de Burgh, Johnde Gadesby and Thomas Alliene 
of Assheby have in the manors of Pulteneye and Minsterton co. Leycestre 
and Shenlee co. Hertford in their possession being, and in all other 
the lands, woods, rents, reversions, services, fees and advowsons 
whatsoever in those counties and in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire 
which were sometime of John de Pulteneye knight ; and quitclaim of the 
premises to them, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses : William Strete 
the king's butler, Geoffrey de Newenton, John Wroth the younger, 
Geoffrey de Segrave. Dated London, Monday after the Purification 
49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 February. 

Feb. 14. To the prior and convent of St. Frideswide Oxford. Order to 

Westminster, grant to Henry le Forester the king's clerk, son of Hugh Forester, 
such a yearly pension of their house as shall befit the givers and should 
bind the receiver to them, making him letters patent thereupon under 
their chapter seal, and writing again without delay what they will 
do ; as the said prior by reason of his new creation is bound in such a 
pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until 
provision be made him by the prior and convent of a competent 
benefice, and the king has nominated the said Henry whose 
advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30414.] 

Writing of John de Grey of Rotherfeld knight, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Henry Asty of Hekyngton, his heirs and assigns, 
of a moiety of the manor of Biker in Holand co. Lincoln, and all other 
lands, rents and services which he the said John ever had in Holand 
aforesaid. Witnesses : Sir Richard de Ravenser archdeacon of Lincoln, 
Sir Roger de Kirketon justice of the Common Bench knight, Sir John 
de Multon knight, Sir John de Hermesthorp parson of Bedale, John de 
Reppynghale. Dated 15 February 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 February. 

Feb. 8. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order, for particular causes, 

Westminster, to cause proclamation to be made in the town and suburbs of Bristol 
on the king's behalf forbidding any man of whatsoever estate or 
condition under pain of forfeiture thereof secretly or openly to take 
out of the realm to foreign parts any money of Scotland or any foreign 
plate (platam) of gold or silver ; and order when need be to make 
diligent search in every ship and other vessel which shall henceforth 
cross from that port to Spain or Ireland, certifying the king from time 
to time of what they shall do. 
[Feeder a.] 

Feb. 13. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland, and 
Westminster, to the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order on the king's behalf 
to cause the ordinance hereinafter recited to be proclaimed in the 
cities, boroughs, market towns and other places in Ireland where 
they shall think fit, within liberties and without, and to be observed 
and kept ; as for that the people of Scotland have by their subtilty 
drawn the king's good silver money out of the realm, and have put the 
same in their coin to a less value than is the money of England, so that 
the said money of Scotland had currency in payments within the realm 
of England to the hurt and deception of the king, the lords and all the 



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1375. Membrant 44c£ — cont. 

commons of England, by assent of the prelates, lords and common- oi 
England in a parliament summoned at Westminster on the morrow of St. 
Edmund the king in the 47th year of the reign it was lately ordered 

and agreed (among other things) that the money of Scotland of id, 
should have currency to the value of 3d. of England, and smaller 
money according to the amount thereof, and tlt.it in case such money 
of Scotland be made worse it shall be put at less according to the 

amount of the depreciation ; and it is the king's will that tin- 
ordinance be observed as well in Ireland as in England, being bound 
in all parts to make provision for his own advantage and for the 
advantage of all his people. 

[Ibid.] 

The like, mutatis mutandis, to William de Monte Acuto earl of 
Salisbury lord of the Isle of Man, or to his lieutenant in the said island. 

[Ibid.] 

Feb. 9. Hugh Garderober of Eltham is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Westminster. Oseneye, to have such maintenance therein for life as Isabel Blaket 

deceased had at the king's request. By p.s. [30411.] 

Membrane 43J. 

Indenture reciting a quitclaim made by Ralph de Huntyngdon 
and Elizabeth his w-ife to Master Thomas Baketon clerk, John Cotton 
of Cantebrigge and William Baketon and to the heirs of the said John, 
with warranty bj' the said Ralph and Elizabeth and the heirs of the 
said Elizabeth, of three messuages, three carucates of land, 6/. of rent 
and the appurtenances in Trumpyngton co. Cantebrigge, and the 
manor of Hamstede with appurtenances, three messuages, a mill, 
five carucates of land, 30 acres of wood, 50s. of rent and appurtenances 
in Fynchyngfeld, Samford, Radewynter and Asshedon co. Essex. 
as appears by a fine levied at Westminster before the justices of the 
Common Bench in the octaves of St. Hilary 49 Edward HI, and 
witnessing a covenant by the said Thomas, John and William, for 
them and the said John's heirs, that by the warranty aforesaid the 
said Ralph and Elizabeth and the said Elizabeths heirs shall not be 
bound to make up the value of the premises if the said Thomas, John 
or William or the heirs or assigns of the said .John he impleaded, 
but that the same shall only bar the said Ralph and Elizabeth and 
her heirs for ever. Dated Sauston co. Cantebrigge, Friday after the 
Conversion of St. Paul 49 Edward III. I'r, >ich. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, John and 
William, 27 January. 

Writing of Richard Erchebaud of Stanwyk co. Northampton, 
reciting a gift to him made by deed of William W'yghtman of 
Huntyngdonshire and .John Ingyl of Bassyngburn I uitehn 

with warranty to the said Richard, his heirs and assigns, of three 
messuages and all other the land- etc. in the town of Abyndon by 

Ba singDUni which the donors had by gift ami feoffment of John de 

Grandon son of Luke de Grandon, whereby the said Richard quitclaims 
to the said William and to his hens the warranty aforesaid, so that 
he and Ins heirs shall he debarred from claiming advantage thereof. 

Dated London, 27 January 49 Edward III. !'>■ \cA. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 January. 



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1375. Membrane 43d — cont. 

-Ian. 29. Nicholas Wilcombe to William de Brantyngham. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 200 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Sussex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Stephen Lymbury of Norhamptonshire, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Aubrey citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, 
of any right present or future in all lands, rents and services, woods, 
meadows, feedings, pastures etc. which the said John has in the towns 
of Estham, Westham, Berkyng and Stratford co. Essex. Witnesses : 
Robert Hatfeld, Geoffrey Crymelford, Thomas Hanampstede citizens 
of London, Richard Bowyer, John Sewale, Richard Rolf, Adam Bokeler. 
Dated London, 30 January 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 31 January. 

Jan. 31. John Segyn of Haddestoke to John de Sleford clerk. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 100?., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. 

Writing of John Boys of Great Donmowe co. Essex, being a confirma- 
tion of the estate of John Cotton of Cantebruge, Thomas Makwillam 
citizen and pepperer of London and Godfrey Cost ' mareschal ' of the 
same, in ali lands, woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, services, 
commons, ways, paths, hedges, ditches etc. of him the said John Boys 
in the towns of Stanstede Abbots and Honysdon co. Hertford, sometime 
of William Olyve, which by charter of feoffment he the said John 
Boys lately gave them in fee simple ; and quitclaim of the premises 
with warranty to them, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses : John 
Rugewyne, Richard Braughyng, John Ry, Robert Trottere, John 
Coupere. Dated Honysdon, 12 February 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February. 

Feb. 12. John fitz John to Thomas Marleburgh and John Colne. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 101., to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Bedfordshire. 

Feb. 14. John Beke of Radclyf upon Sore to William de Mirfeld clerk. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 4U., to be levied etc. in Notynghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of Laurencia who was wife of William Ingelby, being a 
quitclaim to Giles Daubeney knight and his heirs of a yearly rent of 
40s. to be taken of the manor of Baryngton within the hundred of 
South pederton co. Somerset which she had by grant of Ralph 
Daubeney e knight father of the said Giles in name of her dower thereof 
arising after her said husband's death, and also of all lands which 
were her said husband's in that town. Dated 13 February 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 February. 



Feb. 15. Stephen Hallu parson of St. Giles Upwymborn Plecy to John Hamely 
Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Dorset. 



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1875. Membrane AM— cant. 

Writing of John Longeleye, son and heir of Robert Longeleye of 
Stokenaillond, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de Rokwode 
and John Rokwode, their heirs and assigns, of all the lands which 
were lately of Peter Longeleye in Stokenaillond and Polstede, with 
meadows, pastures, feedings, woods, hays, wards, marriages, reliefs, 
heriots, escheats, ways, paths, commons, hedges, ditches etc. Witt, 
William Tendryng, William Chcyne knights, John Whethermerssh, 
Richard de Whethermerssh, Thomas Aldewyne, Thomas Taillour, 
Thomas Folke. Dated Stokenaillond, Friday after the Purification 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 February. 

Feb. 22. Simon bishop of London and John de Sudbury his brother to the 

Westminster, prioress, prior and convent of Non Eton. Recognisance for 100/., 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
Essex. 

Note that the chancellor took this recognisance. 

Feb. 23. William prior of Xon Eton to Simon bishop of London and John 

Westminster, de Sudbury his brother. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. 
in Warwickshire. 

The same prior to the said Simon and John. Recognisance for 
40 marks pa3*able by instalments ; to be levied etc. as above. 
Cancelled on jxiyment, acknoicledged by the said Simon. 

Membrane 42r/. 

Indenture made between the king and John atte Frithe of Canterbirs, 
being a lease for two years from Michaelmas last, by mainprise of 
William Bale of Canterbirs and John Grene the younger of the 
Holyngboume co. Kent, of the subsidy in Kent upon cloths for sale 
granted to the king by the lords and commons of England, taking the 
moiety of the ancient forfeiture, and rendering every year 20/. at 
Easter and Michaelmas by even portions. Covenants {asabovt . />. 104), 
saving to the king the forfeitures put in the statute made at the 
parliament holden at Westminster on the morrow of St. Edmund 
the Martyr in the 47th year of the reign concerning cloths exposed 
for sale which are not of the length and breadth in that statute 
contained, for which forfeitures the Lessee shall answer at the exchequer. 
Dated Westminster, 30 January 4!) Edward 111. French. 

By hill of the treasurer. 

The like leases to the following : 

Xorffolk and Suffolk. Piers Archebaud for three years from 
8 May last, taking half the ancient Forfeiture and rendering 
50 marks a year, by mainprise of Piers de Elsyngham and 
John de Parys of Suffolk. Dated Westminster, 20 May. French, 

p,\ Kill of the treasurer. 
Wiltesir. William Wvtlier of Dorcestre for live yeai 
Michaeli. m I tel taking half the ancient forfeiture and rend i 
the first year .'52/. ai Easter and :;:{/. 6*. Sd. at Michaelmas, 
and afterwards 100 marks a year, bj mainprise ol Robert de 
Aseheton knight of Gloucestershire. Dated Westminster, 
23 May. French. By ''ill of the treSSUT 



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1375- Membrane 42d — cont. 

Warwickshire, Leycestershire, Staffordshire and Salop. John Ray 
of Coventre for three years from Michaelmas last, taking one 
third of the ancient forfeiture and rendering 50 marks a year, 
saving to the king the forfeitures in the statute made in parlia- 
ment (as above), by mainprise of Ralph Hunte of Coventre 
and William Lodbroke of Staffordshire. Dated Westminster, 
4 October. French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Edmund Giffard for seven years 
from Michaelmas last, taking the third part of the ancient 
forfeiture and rendering 10/. a year, by mainprise of Richard 
Kent of Berkshire and John Broghton of Oxfordshire. Dated 
Westminster, 20 October. French. By bill of the treasurer. 

Cornewaille, Deveneshire, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and 
Bristowe. John Canygnis and Simon Canygnis for one year 
from Michaelmas last, taking a moiety of the ancient forfeiture 
and rendering 180L, by mainprise of John Bosham and Walter 
Blankeneye of London. Dated Westminster, 9 December. 
French. 

Writing of Richard de Croydon citizen and fishmonger of London, 
being a quitclaim with warrantj r to William de Halden, William 
Topclive, William Bedmanton, John Joce chaplain and Robert Claver, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor and chapel of Grenche in the 
town of Cillyngham co. Kent, and of all his lands, rents, farms and 
services in the said town and the towns of Reynham, Upchirche, 
Hertlepe and Chetham which they have of his gift and feoffment. 
Witnesses : Adam Chaungeour, William de Stodeye, John Bollok, 
Giles de Kelseye, Thomas de Santon. Dated London, Saturday after 
the Conversion of St. Paul 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 
30 January. 

Assignment of dower by Thomas de Ilstone escheator in Kent to 
Thomasia who was wife of Robert Notyngham, having taken of her 
an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence : at Sharstede 
of the tenements which deceased held there by knight service, namely 
of his capital messuage beginning from the south gates and extending 
to the west end of the south side of the great chamber, and so in a 
line by the side of the said chamber to a new chamber thereto attached 
on the east side, the said new chamber with cellars built under the 
same, a garden called the ' kechengardeyn ' extending from the said 
chamber eastward to the ditch of the great garden, and along the ditch 
to a wall of earth extending in a line from the said ditch through the 
forestall (forstallum) without the said messuage to the stable of the 
south gates aforesaid with the stable and wainhouse within those 
bounds ; the eastern part of a grange by the water within the 
said messuage begimiing from the western door posts thereof and 
extending to the east end of the grange, and free ingress and egress 
with wains and all other carriages as need shall be from the grange 
to the south gates and from the south gates to the grange ; 3 acres of 
garden called Bournes, 49 acres of land next adjacent in Bournesfeld 
and Upmerhamme, 16 acres of wood in Peddynge wood extending 
on the south side of the wood towards the Syndane ; 3.9. of yearly 



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1875. Membrane 42d — cotit. 

rent, and a rent of a third part of two hens at Bixle issuing from 
tenements of Richard Warde and others there : at Newelande in the 
parishes of Tenham and Lyndestede of the lands of her said husband 
held in ' gavehVynde,' a messuage with a croft adjacent containing 
4 acres, and a dovecot therein, 179 acres of arable land, and pasture 
for 200 sheep in the marsh there, also 28s. 2\d. of yearly rent and a 
rent of three cocks, 39 hens, the third part of one hen and 205 eggs 
thereto pertaining, for which she shall pay 4/. yearly rent to the 
archbishop of Canterbury and divers other lords of the fee, with other 
services and customs thereof due. 

Membrane 4 lei. 
Feb. 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Richard 

Westminster. Ruggele, by mainprise of Robert Cursoun, Thomas Meysham and 
John Seymour to stay the exigents against him, bringing this writ 
before the justices of the Bench the day a writ de judicio against him 
at the suit of John earl of Pembroke is returnable ; as his petition 
shews that the said earl is impleading him before the said Justices 
to render account for the time he was receiver of the earl*s moneys, 
that by the said writ he was put in exigents in the husting of London 
for that he came not before the said justices to answer thereupon, and 
that he is ready to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the 
said Robert and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain 
of 20/. to have him before the said justices on the day named. 

March 1. Thomas de Tildesley, son of Thurstan de Tildesley, to Richard de 
Westminster. Faiyngton clerk. Recognisance for 40s., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Lancashire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

March 1. To Richard Arnold goldsmith of London. Order, upon the petition 
Westminster, of Helmyng Leget the king's esquire, deputed to keep the smaller piece 
of the seal for taking recognisances for debts at London according to the 
statute for merchants published at Acton Burnel, with all speed to 
cause another seal for that office to be wrought by advice and information 
of the said Helmyng, and to be to him delivered ; as his petition shews 
that the said piece has craftily been taken out of his possession. 

Charter of John Witteneye chaplain, giving with warranty to Henry 
de Wakefeld clerk, Henry Medebourne clerk, Richard Groffan clerk, 
Richard Lyons, John Hofte and John Camel, their heirs and assigns, 
all the lands, rents and services of free tenants and neit's of Okolte 
and Scoteneye, and all other lands, rente and Bervices which he with 
Henry Persaj . William Tauk ; Walter de Perlee, John Baya and Thomas 
Ulf of Santon had in the towns and parishes of Promhill and Lyde 
cos. Kent and Sussex by gift and feoffment of John Gisors citizen <>t 
London, the said Henry Persay, William, Walter John Baya and 
Thomas having made a quitclaim of the premises to him the said 
John Witteneye and to his heirs. Witnesses : Sir John de Cobeham 
lord of Cobeham, Sir Robert de Belknappe, Sir William de Pympe 
knights, James de Pekham, Roger Digge, Roger de Assheburnham, 
William de Boerne, Nicholas Heryng. Dated fromhill, 22 February 
49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at the man* 
the friars preachers within the city of London, 5 March. 



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March 1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for particular causes moving the 
Westminster, king and council, on sight of these presents to leave all else and cause 
proclamation to be made on the king's behalf forbidding any man 
of whatsoever estate or condition on any pretence secretly or openly 
without the king's special licence to take wheat, malt, barley or other 
corn w hatsoever to any foreign parts, or to cause it to be by others taken 
thither under pain of forfeiture thereof, directing all mayors, bailiffs and 
wardens of towns and ports whatsoever in that bailiwick where passage 
may be made not to suffer the same to be so taken over. 

[Fadera, with erroneous reference to m. 40d] 

The like to fourteen other sheriffs of fifteen counties ; also to William 
Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, 
or to his lieutenant. 

[Ibid.] 

March 9. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of William 
Westminster, de Swafham of Burwell, by mainprise of James de Wychingham of 
London, William Parfit of London, John Barbour and John Gyboun 
the younger of Cambridgeshire to stay the exigents against him, 
bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; as his petition 
shews that Thomas citizen and mercer of London is impleading him 
before the said justices to render an account for the time that he was 
receiver of the plaintiff's moneys, that by writ de judicio he is put in 
exigents in the busting of London to be outlawed for that he came not 
before them to answer, and that he is ready to answer, and stand to 
right in all things ; and the said James and the others, appearing 
in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have 
him before the said justices at the day the said writ is returnable. 

March 6. To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, upon the petition of 
Westminster. Peter Mold and Alice his wife, b}' mainprise of Walter Mayu and 
John Whitewell of the parish of St. Sepulchre without the bar of 
Westsnrythfeld London ; as their petition shews that they are put in 
exigents in the busting of London to be outlawed and waived 
respectively for that they came not before the king in the octaves 
of St. Hilary last to answer John Yutte of Wendye and Joan his 
Avife concerning an alleged trespass, averring that this was altogether 
without their knowledge ; and the said Walter and John Whitewell, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned to have the said 
Peter and Alice before the king in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
at which day the writ of exigents is returnable. 

March 8. To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order, upon the petition of John 
Westminster. Gere of Aldryngton, by mainprise of John Merssh and Richard Josep 
of Norhamptonshire, William Trippelowe and Thomas Prentys of the 
city of London, to stay the execution of the king's writ de judicio 
directing the sheriff to take the said John Clere, if found within his 
bailiwick, so as to have him before the king at a set day therein contained 
to answer to the king concerning certain alleged extortions, trespasses 
and other matters, bringing this writ before the king ; as his petition 
shews that he is ready to stand to right in all things, and the said 
John Merssh and the others have mainperned under a pain of 40L to 
have him before the king at the aforesaid day. 



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309 



Mi til I ! ; •ml. 



1375. 

Feb. 19. To Walter Perle and David Ilauemere, Justices appointed to deliver 

Westminster, the gaol of Gloucestre castle. Order to stay and cause to be 

until further order any proceedings before them at the king's suit 
touching the appeals by John Shareshull made before the coroners of 
Gloucestershire concerning alleged felonies and seditions : as lately 
for particular causes the king commanded the tenor of all such appeals, 
which are before the said justices at the said gaol it is said, to be sent 
to him in chancery under the said Walter's seal before the feast of 
St. Edward the King next, also the writ which came to them thereupon. 

Feb. 19. To the sheriff of Gloucester, and the coroner of that county. Order 
Westminster, to stay and cause to be stayed until further order any proceedings 
before them at the king's suit touching the appeals by John Shareshull 
made before the coroner concerning alleged felonies and seditions ; 
as tor particular causes the king has ordered the sheriff and coroner 
before the feast of St. Edward the King next to send him in chancery 
under their seals the tenors of all such appeals, also the writ which 
came to them thereupon. 

March 5. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Henry 
Westminster. Lymnour ' marchaunt ' and William his brother, by mainprise of 
Robert Caly, John de Eccles and John Methewold of Xorffolk and of 
William Lambourne of Berkshire to stay the exigents against the said 
Henry and his brother and the taking of their bodies, bringing this 
writ before the justices of the Bench at the day the writ of exigents 
is returnable : as their petition shews that John Houton has impleaded 
them before the said justices to render him chattels to the value of 
.'JO/., and that without their knowledge they are put in exigents in the 
busting of London to be outlawed for that they came not before the 
said justices to answer him ; and the said Robert and the others, 
appearing in person in chancery, have niainperncd under a pain of 
40/. to have the defendants' bodies before the said justices at the 
day named. 

March 10. To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order, for particular causes moving 
W — tminster. the king and council, not to suffer wheat, malt, barley or any other 
corn to be laded in that port and taken thence to any foreign parts 
henceforward without obtaining the king's licence. 

March 13. To Walter Perle and David Hanemere justices of assize in 
Westminster. Staffordshire. Order, if they shall proceed to take an assize of novel 
disseisin before them arraigned by Dionysia who was wife of Hugh 
de Cokesey against William Sharshull and others concerning tenements 
in Sharshull, Sardon and Coven as the king has learned, to beh 
so circumspectly herein thai qo hurt or prejudice may arise oonti 
to justice to Ralph de Ferriers in his absence upon the king's seryioe 
by the king's command : as the said Ralph is tenant of the premj 
it is said. 

March 12. To the sheriff of York. Order, upon the petition of John del Bi 

r. clerk, by mainprise of William de fcelse; o3 London. John de Barton 

of Yorkshire and John de Lin.oln of Northumberland to stay the 

edition Of the king's late writ <h judictO directing the sheriff to take 

CB 14 



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him, if found in that bailiwick, so as to have his body before the Justices 
at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter next to answer Thomas de 
Ellerbek concerning the rendering of an account for the time he was 
the plaintiff's bailiff in Ripon and receiver of his moneys there, also 
to stay the taking of his body, bringing this writ before the said justices ; 
as his petition shews that he is ready to answer the said Thomas and 
stand to right in all things, and the said William and the others have 
mainperned under a pain of 20 marks to have him before the said 
justices at the day named. 



Membrane 40d. 

March 8. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Cook of 
Westminster. Hornedon and Walter Sherman of Hornedon of Essex and Richard 
Palmer citizen and draper of London to stay altogether the further 
execution of the king's late writ against John Hereward directing 
the sheriffs to cause him to come before them and, under a pain to be 
by them laid upon him for which they would answer, to compel him 
to find security that he will do or procure no bodily hurt or harm to 
Agnes Lylde, and if he should refuse, to take him and commit him 
to the nearest gaol there to abide until he would willingly so do, and 
if by virtue thereof he is taken and imprisoned, order to set him free ; 
as that writ issued at the petition of the said Agnes, averring that 
John Hereward openly threatened her in life and limbs ; but the 
said John Cook, Walter and Richard, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 20/ . to be levied to the king's use 
if bodily hurt or harm shall happen to the said Agnes by John Hereward 
or by his procurement. 

March 12. To the same. Like order in favour of Richard le Spicer by 

Westminster. Billyngesgate, against whom a writ is issued at the petition of Master 

Richard de Wermynton ; mainpernors, John Briggeford, Robert 

Boxford, Robert Twyng and John Seymore of London under a pain 

of 40 marks. 

March 13. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order, upon the petitioa of John 
Westminster. Cordewaner of Shefford, by mainprise of Nicholas Coke, Richard 
Hervy, Thomas Bate and John Brond of London to stay the taking 
of his bod^y, bringing this writ before the king ; as his petition shews 
that William Webbe of Bassyngbourne is impleading him before the 
king concerning an alleged trespass, that by writ de judicio the king 
has ordered the sheriff to take him so as to have him before the king 
the day the same is returnable, for that the sheriff returned that the 
said defendant was not found in his bailiwick, and that he is ready 
to answer the said William and stand to right in all things ; and the 
said Nicholas and the others have mainperned in chancery under a 
pain of 20 marks to have him before the king at the day named. 

Memorandum that lately a loud complaint as well of the clerks of 
chancery and the apprentices of the king's court as of others of the 
people of the city of London being made before the council, that one 
Roger Leget has privily put and hidden engines of iron called 
' caltrappes ' upon a dike by him newly raised in Fikettesfeld by the 
bishop of Cicestre's inn where the said clerks, apprentices and others 



49 EDWARD III. 211 



1375. Mcnihnnn 4<)tf — cont. 

used to have their common sport, namely as well at the bottom as at 
the top of the dike and everywhere round about the same, knowing 
that every day the said clerks, apprentices and others came forth to 
play their common games there, to the malicious intent that all coming 
upon the said dike should be maimed or at least be grievously hurt, 
which engines were by the said clerks, apprentices and other passers 
by found and carried before the council in the chapter house of the 
friars preachers London and there openly shewn, whereupon the said 
Roger being brought before the council to answer touching the premises 
confessed his fault and malice, and submitted himself to the king and 
council, wherefore he was sent to the Flete prison to await the king's 
grace. And after on 12 March in the 49th year of his reign, after the 
said Roger had abode long in that prison, for 20 marks by him paid 
in the hanaper of chancery the king admitted the said Roger to his 
favour and pardoned him the trespass committed as aforesaid, willing 
that hereafter he should not at the king's suit be impeached or troubled 
by reason thereof. 

Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 2001. made 12 March 
this year by William Kyng, William Houghton, Peter Wotton and 
John Foster goldsmith citizens of London, appearing in person in 
the chancer}' at London, for John Vyne, Andrew Vyne and William 
Vyne, that the said John Vyne, Andrew and William nor any of them 
should in the court of Rome by themselves attempt or prosecute 
nought., nor cause aught to be prosecuted by others, which might tend 
to the prejudice of the king or the rights of the crown or to impair 
the laws of the realm. 

Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100/. made 16 March 
this year by Thomas Bassyngburne knight of Hertfordshire and 
Thomas Hoo knight of Sussex, appearing in person in the chancery 
at London, for Robert de Hoo clerk, that he shall not without the 
king's licence pass to foreign parts, nor there attempt aught or cause 
aught to be attempted which may tend to the prejudice of the king 
or of the rights of the crown, or to impair the laws of the realm. 

March 12. To John de Cavendissh and his fellows, justices appointed to deliver 
Westminster, the gaol of Norwich castle. Order to send to the king in ohanoery 
under their seal forthwith, when they shall receive them, all 
indictments affecting Richard Kransham which shall be brought before 
them, also this writ, staying and causing to be stayed any proceedings 
against the said Richard thereupon ; as for particular causes laid 
before the king and council it is the king's will that all indictments 
made before the guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and 
terminer in Xorfl'olk whereon the said Richard is indicted it is -aid 
-hall l»e determined before the king and not. elsewhere, and the king 
lias commanded the said guardians and justices at a .set day yet to 
come to send him under the seal of one of them all such indictment-. 
and all things concerning the same; and they at the procurement 
of certain friends of the said Richard are purposing to send the 

indictments before the said justices for gaol delivery at die next day 
for delivery of the said gaol, in order that without advising the king 
the deliverance of the aid Richard may he made bj friends "t his 
suborned and procured, as the king has learned. By C. 



212 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1875. Membrane 40d — cord. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of John Brodstrete 
Westminster, of Hethe the elder ' taillour,' by mainprise of John Brode and William 
Chivaler of Kent to stay the exigents against him and the taking 
of his body, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench the 
day a writ de judicio against him at the suit of Alexander Scolastre 
is returnable ; as his petition shews that the plaintiff is impleading 
him before the said justices for an alleged debt of 10 marks, that by 
the said writ he is put in exigents in Kent to be outlawed for that 
he came not before the said justices to answer thereupon, and that 
he is ready to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the said 
John Brode and William have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 
40/. to have him before the said justices at the day named. 

March 22. To the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon the petition of John Stele, 
Westminster. John Ealand and John Wasket of Ying Hospitall, by mainprise of 
Nicholas Hokkee and Philip Trikyer of Sussex to stay the taking of 
their bodies, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench at 
the day divers writs de judicio against them at the suit of the prior 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and Lawrence 
Clerk of Downham are returnable ; as their petition shews that the 
said prior and Lawrence are impleading them before the said justices 
for "certain alleged trespasses, and that by the said writs order is given 
to take their bodies so as to have them at the days set therein before 
the said justices, although they are ready to answer the plaintiffs and 
stand to right in all things ; and the said Nicholas and Philip have 
mainperned in chancery under a pain of 40/. to have their bodies 
before the said justices at the aforesaid days. 

March 27. Henry de Bubwyth of Pontefract and William de Methelay of 
Westminster. London ' tapicer ' to Roger de Barneburgh clerk. Joint and several 
recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Writing of Joan late the wife of Edmund de Chelreye the younger 
in her widowhood, being a quitclaim to Thomas de Chelreye of all 
lands, rents and services which the said Thomas held in the towns 
of Wokefeld Banastre and Silhampstede. Dated Wokefeld Banastre, 
Tuesday in the third week of Lent 49 Edward IIL 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
28 March. 

March 22. To the sheriff of Berkes. Order, upon the petition of John Cohere 
Westminster, of Boxore and Joan his wife, by mainprise of Thomas Chelreye of 
Berkshire, John Eccles of Norffolk, John Skyllyng of Wiltesir and 
Stephen Falle of Yorkshire to stay the exigents and waiver against 
them respectively and the taking of their bodies, bringing this writ 
before the justices of the Bench ; as their petition shews that John 
de Preston ' fissher ' and Alice his wife are impleading them before 
the said justices for an alleged debt of 40s., that they are put in exigents 
in Berkshire to be outlawed and waived respectively for that they 
came not before the said justices to answer the plaintiffs, and that 
they are ready to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the 
said Thomas and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have the defendants before the 
said justices the daj' the writ of exigents and waiver is returnable. 



49 EDWARD 111. 213 



1375. Membrane :;•.«/. 

Charter of William EyBton of Istelworth, giving with warranty to 
the king, his; heirs and assigns, a messuage called Worton with ourtilage 
adjacent and 93 acres of land in the parish of Istelworth, whereof 
1 acre lies in a field or furlong called ' Longfaruhull ' between land . >i 
Richard Hugyn oji the north and John West on the BOUth, 1 a 
between land of Richard Postel on either side. :> acres together betw< 
land of Roger Hullere on the north and Richard Hugyn on the BOUth, 
3 acres together between land of Richard Hugyn on the north and 
Ralph Thorbarne on the south, 1 acre between land of John \\ 
on the north and Richard Postel on the south. 4 aero together between 
land of Richard Postel on the north and Ralph Thorbarne on the 
south, 1 acre between land of the said Ralph on the north and the 
highway on the south, 1 acre at the end of the said held or furlong 
between a meadow called " Heymede ' and the said held or furlong 
extending ' north ' and ' suth ". 2 acres in a furrow called 
' Bruggeforlang ' between land of Richard Postel on the south and 
the highway on the north, 1 acre in a furrow called ' Shortfaruhull ' 
between land of Thomas Prust on the south and William Garlek on 
the north, 1 acre between land of the said Thomas on the north and 
Roger Hullere on the south, 1 acre between land of Richard Postel 
on the north and William Benet on the south, 3 acres together enclosed 
in a croft called Frith, 5 acres together in the furrow of ' Wythvnn- 
forlang ' between land of John Grynford on the south and the highway 
on the north, 1 acre in a furrow called ' Tounforlang ' between land 
of John West on the south and Ralph Thorbarne on the north, 1 acre 
between land of the said Ralph on the south and Richard Hugyn on 
the north, 1 acre between land of the said Richard on either side, 
1£ acre together between land of the said Ralph on the south and 
Roger Hullere on the north, 1 acre between land of Richard Postel 
on either side, 8 acres together in a furrow called ' Wetecroft ' between 
land of Thomas Prust on the south and Ralph Thorbarne on the 
north, 1 acre between land of the said Ralph on either side, .1 acre 
between land of the said Ralph on either side. 2\ acres together between 
land of the said Ralph on the south and the highway on the north 
h acre between land of Roger Hullere on the south and Ralph Thorbarne 
on the north, \ acre called ' hedland ' in length ' Buth ' and ' north,' 
1 rood between land of John West on the ea t and W illiam Warde 
on the west, \ acre in Worton between land of Roger atte llulle on the 
south and Ralph Thorbarne on the north. 1 acre in a furrow called 
'Tounforlang' between land of the said Ralph on the east and 
'Tounforlang' on the west, 5 acres together in a furrow called 
' Weteforlang ' between the garden of Worton on (he south and hind 
of Ralph Thorbarne on the north, I acre there called ' hedland ' in 
length 'north ' and ' suth,' 2 acres together between land of Richard 
Postel on the south and Ralph Thorbarn on the north, 2 acres together 
between land of Ralph Thorharn on the south and John Wesl on 
the north, I' acre together between land of Richard Postel on the 
north and Roger Hullere on the south. '.'> acres together between land 
of Ralph Thorbarn on the north and Roger Hullere on the south. 
3 acrea severally between land of the said Ralph on cither Bide ' esl 
and wot.' i acre between land of Roger Hullere on the south and the 

,d Ralph on the north. I acre between land of the »id Ralph on 
the south and Richard Hugyn <-n the north, I acre between land ol 
the said Richard on the south and the said Ralph on the north, I acre 



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1375. Membrane 39d — cont. 

between land of the said Ralph on the south and Christina Caynel on 

the north, 2 acres together at ' Sharpelandes ' between land of the 

said Ralph on the east and Richard Postel on the west, \ acre between 

land of Richard Postel on the north and John West on the south, 

1 acre at ' Chalvecroft ' between land of William Thorbarne on the 

north and the river called ' Borne ' on the south, 3 acres together 

between land of the said William on the south and the said Ralph on 

the north, 1 acre between the highway on the north and land of Richard 

Postel on the south, one croft in ' Litulride ' containing 1 acre of land 

b}' ' Wetforlang,' 1 acre between land of John West on the east and 

Richard Godwyne on the west, 1 acre there between land of Richard 

Godwyne on the east and John Gyle on the west, 1 acre at ' Eldebury ' 

between land of the said Ralph on the south and Richard Postel on 

the north, 2| acres together between land and meadow of the said 

Ralph on either side, 1 acre in a furrow called the ' Stene ' between 

land of Richard Postel on the east and John Gyle on the west, 1 acre 

between land of the said John on either side ' est ' and ' west,' 1 acre 

there between land of the said Ralph on the east and John Gile on 

the west, 1 acre between land of Peter Fauelore on the east and Roger 

Hullere on the west, 1 acre between land of John Pate on the east and 

the said Peter on the west, 1 acre in Masewelle between land of Nicholas 

atte Hethe on the west and John Perour on the east, 2h acres together 

in ' Leyalle ' between land of Richard Postel on the south and the land 

of ' Yallemede ' on the north ; also 80 acres lying in a place called 

Imbury in the said parish between ' Babbeworthponte' and the common 

heath of Istel worth, the site of a water mill lately called ' Imbury 

mulle ' Avith the pond adjacent, 20 acres of meadow there, whereof 

6 acres lie in a place called ' Northmede,' 4 acres dispersedly in 

' Suthmede ' and ' Millehawes,' 2 acres together in a place called 

' Heyemede ' extending ' north ' and ' suth,' 5 acres together at 

' Northmore ' in length ' est ' and ' west,' 1 acre in the ' Yallemede ' 

between land of Richard Postel on the west and John Pate on the 

east, 1 acre at ' Quabbemede ' by land of the said Ralph on the 

north, and 1 acre at ' Merehegge,' and 9 acres of pasture there between 

the said land in Imbury and the said 6 acres of meadow, 2 acres of 

wood called ' Wortongrove ' lying together between the grove of 

Ralph Thurbarne on the north and the Frith on the south, 2 acres 

of wood lying together in a place called ' Pirygardyn,' \ acre of wood 

by the garden of Worton messuage enclosed with the said garden, 

and 2 acres of wood lying together called ' Pirygrove,' and a yearly 

rent of 19s. in the said parish ; also 50 acres of land lying together 

in a place called Osturle in the parish of Eston enclosed with hedges 

and ditches between land of Richard Stanes on the west and the high 

road on the east, and 10 acres of land lying together in ' Lamptonfeld ' 

called ' Knyghtland ' between land of William Benet on the east and 

John Godefray on the west, 1 rood of land at ' Shortchurhulle ' between 

land of Roger Lyvyng on the east and Peter Fauelore on the west, 

\ acre there between land of the said Roger on the east and the said 

Peter on the west, \ acre near the street between land of Emma Hikkes 

on the east and Roger Wolmere on the west, 1 rood of land there 

between land of John Godefray on the south and John Kyng on the 

north, 1 rood of land at ' Streteforlang ' between land of John Godefray 

on the east and Roger Lithyng on the west, 1 acre of land at 

' Streteforlang ' between land of the said Emma on the east and John 



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1375. Membrane 3l)cZ — cant. 

Godefray on the west, \ acre of land at ' Horeapuldore ' between 
land of Roger Wolmere on the north and Edith Smyth on the south, 
£ acre there between land of the said Edith on the south and Willi 
Partriche on the north, i acre of land there between land of John 
Godefray on the south and the said Emma on the north, ] acre of 
land at ' Longechurchulle ' between land of John Godefray on the 
south and John Leurard on the north, A acre of land at ' Sherteahute ' 
between land of Roger Lyvyng on the east and John Godefray on 
the west, | acre of land at ' Heyemede ' between land of Roger Lyvyng 
on the south and Maud atte Pirye on the north, I acre of land at the 
'Forking ' between land of the said Emma on the south and Nicholas 
Balle on the north, 1 rood of land at * Brodwcyforlang ' between land 
of Roger Lyvyng on the south and Peter Fauelore on the north, \ acre 
of land at ' Donewelforlang ' between land of John Godefray on the 
south and Maud Piryman on the north, 1 rood of land at ' Bromdioh ' 
between land of the said Maud on either side, 1 rood of land at 
' Bromforlang ' between land of Emma Hikkes on the south and 
Maud atte Pirie on the north, 1 rood of land at * Fyneset ' between 
land of Roger Lyvyng on the west and John Godefray on the east, 
and 1 acre of meadow at ' Holmede ' and ' Est Dolmede ' among other 
parceners ; also the reversion of 3 acres of land in the said parish 
of Istelworth held for life by Thomas brother of the said William 
with reversion to the said William and his heirs, 2 acres thereof lying 
together between land of William Brune on the south and Jolm 
Ruddok on the north, and 1 acre in ' Streteforlang ' between land of 
Clement Simond the younger on the east and William Rede on the 
west, and the reversion of a cottage in Istelworth held for life by 
Robert Mau with reversion to the said William and his heirs. Witness) 
Andrew de Gyldeford of Yelling, Richard Stanes of Heston, Walter 
Sprot of Istelworth, Thomas Prust of Twykenham, John Symme of 
Heston, Richard Postel of Wort on, John West of Worton. Dated 
Istelworth, 10 March 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at the manse of the 
friars preachers within the city of London, 14 March. 

Charter of William de Eyston of Istelworth and Isabel his wife, 
giving with warranty to the king, his heirs and assigns, a messuage, 
21 acres of land, 1 acre of meadow and 7s\ Ad. of rent in the town of 
Heston, the messuage situate between tenements of John atte Stile 
on the north and John Petyjor on the south, 2 acres of the land Lying 
together between land of John Litilgold on the west and a public path 
on the east and called 'Buttes atteHawende,' 1 acre in ' Tounhamcrofi 
between land of Richard Stanes on the north and William Smyth on 
the south, 1 acre at ' Porthorslanende ' between land of Maud Elliot 
on the east and William Perour on the west. I acre at ' Totlaweburgh,' 
1 acre at ' Hethf orlang ' between land of John Crane on the south 
and William Weyland on the north, 1 acre al ' Totlaweburgh ' between 
land of Robert Kurres on the s,.uth and Simon Cottyng on the north, 
1 acre between land of Richard [Jnfraj on the wesl and Robert Kurrea 
on the east, I acre between land of Nicholas Walter on i he south and 
Robert Kurres on the north. J acre at ' Sherthorne' between land ol 

Richard Stanee on the east and Thorns < tsturli the v 

' Bromhursl ' called 'hedland,' I acre al ' Longeforlang ' between land of 
William Smyth on the west and Thomas Osturle on the cast, \ acre at 



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' Tikewelle ' between land of Thomas Hikke on the east and the highway 
on the west, o acre at ' Heston Hache ' between land of Richard Unfrey 
on the oast and the vicar of Heston on the west, £ acre at ' Newedyche * 
between land of Richard Unfrey on the north and William Perour 
on the south, 1 acre there between land of William Friday on the north 
and Nicholas Osturle on the south, 1 acre at ' Totlaweburgh ' between 
land of Thomas Hikke on the east and John Weyland on the west, 
2 acres together at ' Poukewelle ' between land of William Friday 
on the west and Walter Walter on the east, 1 acre at ' Wortynlane ' 
between land of William Friday on the east and William Weyland on 
the west, I acre at ' Horeapuldore ' between land of Thomas Hikke 
on the north and Nicholas Rolf on the south, 1 acre at ' Litelhese ' 
between land of John Odard on either side, 1 acre at ' Eldebreche ' 
between land of William Perour on the north and John Walter on 
the south, 3 roods together at ' Wortynglane ' between land of Walter 
Walter on the west and Nicholas Rolf on the east, 1 rood in ' Eldefeld ' 
between land of William Perour on the south and Thomas Hikke on 
the north, the said acre of meadow at ' Tokwelle ' and ' Estlotmede ' ; 
also the reversions of a cottage and 1 acre of land in the town of 
Heston held for life by Stephen Wodman with reversion to the said 
William de Eyston and Isabel and to the said William's heirs, a 
cottage in the said town held for life by John Wrong with reversion 
(as the last), and a messuage with garden and 2 acres of land 
adjacent in the said town held for life by William Wiresdale with 
reversion (as before). Witnesses : Andrew de Guldeford of Mellyng 
(sic : the rest as above). Dated Heston (as above). 
Memorandum of acknowledgment by William Eyston (as the last). 

March 13. To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London, and to his 
Westminster, lieutenant. Order, upon petition made on behalf of John Causer and 
Richard Frere, by mainprise of John del Hay knight, Hugh de Ware, 
Thomas de Wylton and John Chypstede of London ' bruere ' to set 
them free from the prison of the Tower ; as the said petition shews 
that for particular causes lately laid before the king and council the 
petitioners were at the king's command taken and delivered to the 
custody of the constable until further order of the king for their 
deliverance, and that they are ready at the king's pleasure to answer 
touching whatsoever is by the king laid against them, and to stand 
to right thereupon ; and the said John del Hay and the others, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 
201., namely 100s. each, to have the petitioners before the king where 
and when he shall please. By K. 

March 16. To William de Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 

Westminster, the Cinque Ports, and to his lieutenant. Order, for particular causes 

moving the king, to set free John Bode from the prison of the said 

castle where he is detained, suffering him to go his way. By K. 



Membrane 38<2. 

March 31. Thomas Maundeville the younger knight to Thomas Catewy of 
Westminster. Berkshire. Recognisance for 1G0L, to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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March 31. Thomas Catewy of Berkshire to Thomas Maundevvlle the younger 
Westminster, knight. Recognisance for 100/.. to be levied etc. in Berkshir 
• Cancelled on payment. 

(Charter of Thomas Maundevylle the younger knight and Anne his 
wife, giving with warranty to Thomas Catewy and Joan his wife 
and to the heirs and assigns of Thomas Catewy all their manor called 
Michelscourt within the town of Borewardescote as in houses, gardens, 
lands, meadows, feedings, pasture.-, rents and services of free tenants 
and neifs, all their neifs there and all that goes with them, with the 
advowson of Borewardescote church co. Berki b. Witnesses : Amery 
de Sancto Amando, Hugh de Segrave, John Golafre, Thomas Paynel, 
Peter Coke knights, Edmund Daunvers, Gilberl Shotesbroke, John 
Worton. Dated Borewardescote, 20 February 40 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by Thomas Maundevylle in the 
chancery at Westminster, 31 March. 

March 30. To the sheriff of Kent. Order by mainprise of Henry Perot. Richard 
Westminster. Bokherst, John Clerk of Chert and William Arderne of Kent to stay 
the execution of the king's late writ de judicio, ordering the sheriff to 
take John Heghham clerk so as to have him before the justices at 
Westminster three weeks after Easter to answer John Farngate 
concerning an alleged trespass, bringing this writ before the said 
justices; as the defendant has petitioned the king for a stay, shewing 
that he is ready to answer the plaintiff and stand to right in all 
things ; and the said Henry and the others, appearing in person in 
chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 20/. to have him before 
the said justices at the day named. 

March 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Thomas 
Westminster, de Euere clerk, by mainprise of Robert Flaumville of Bedfordshire, 
l! ichard Eihale of Worcestershire, Ceorge Rigges of London 
' goldsmyth ' and John atte Ponde of London ' correour ' to stay 
the exigents against him and the taking of his body, bringing this w tit 
before the justices of the Bench ; as his petition shews that Maud 
de Burton is impleading him before the said justices to render her 
chattels to the value of 1006'., that he is put in exigents in the busting 
of London to be outlawed for that he came not before the said justices 
to answer her, and that he is ready to answer and stand to right in 
all things ; and the said Robeit and the others, appealing in person 
in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 100*. to have him lu-fore 
the said justices the day the writ of exigents is returnable. 

March 27. To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London, and to Ins 

Westminster, lieutenant. Older, upon petition made on behalf of John Eulot, by 

inprise of Geoffrey Folham, William Courtray, Thomas Stanefeld, 
Robert de York, John Rous- and John Herdewike to set him free from 
the prison of the Tower ; as the said petition shews thai for particular 

causes he was at the king's command lately taken and delivered to 
the custody of the constable and lieutenant, there to be imprisoned 
until further order <>t the Mug for his deliverance, and that be is ready 

at the king's pleasure to answer con© rning whatsoever the king -hall 
Lay againsl him, and to stand to right then upon ; and m consideration 

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tarit of men of Cateloigne who are of the king's friendship which, being 
laded with divers goods and merchandise of theirs, was lately by certain 
the king's subjects burnt at sea, and other the attorneys of those men 
of Cateloigne at whose suit the said prisoner is taken and imprisoned 
at the king's command it is said, have prayed the king to set him free, 
and the said Geoffrey and the others have mainperned body for body 
upon warning received on the king's behalf by them or any of them, 
to have him before Philip de Courtenay admiral of the fleet towards 
the west and his fellows the justices appointed to hear and determine 
all and singular the deeds unduly attempted or committed by the 
king's said subjects in that behalf, or elsewhere at the king's 
command where and when the king shall please, in order to answer 
touching whatsoever shall be laid against him, and to stand to right 
thereupon according to the law and custom of England and the 
maritime law. By C. 

The like to the said constable in favour of Henry Lovetot and 
Richard Pulteneye, by mainprise of John de Moulton knight, William 
Spaldyng, Robert Josep, Richard Fraunceys and John Oxendon. By C. 

March 25. To the sheriff of Surrey. Order by mainprise of Simon Posselyng, 
Westminster. Michael de Kenyngton and Henry de Maydestane of Kent and of 
Stephen atte Mersh of London to stay the execution of the king's late 
writ de judicio to the sheriff addressed, directing him to put William 
Skynnere of Maydeston in exigents from county to county until out- 
lawed if he should not appear, and if he should appear to take him 
and keep him in prison in safe custody, so as to have his body before 
the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter to answer 
Thomas Gomfray clerk concerning an alleged debt of 68s. ; as the 
said William has petitioned for a stay, shewing that he is ready so to 
answer and stand to right in all things, and the said Simon and the 
others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain 
of 100s. to have him before the said justices at the day named. 

Writing of Edmund Forster, son of John Forster, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Nicholas de Carreu the elder, his heirs and assigns, 
of five gardens, two little woods called ' groves,' one now called 
' Carrewesgrove ' the other ' Marreysgrove,' and 89| acres of land in 
the parish of Bedyngton co. Surrey, the said gardens lying on the 
west side of the highway at Wodecote, 40 acres of the said land together 
on the south and west side of ' Carrewesgrove,' 16 acres together in 
' Marreysfeld,' 3 acres in Waleton field at ' Lategood,' 8 acres together 
at the ' Grene,' 2 acres at Sabyndene,' 6 acres at ' Brendewodescroft,' 
8 acres together at ' Whetersh ' on the north side of a piece of land of 
the said Nicholas there, 3 acres at ' Cattesbrayn,' 1 \ acre at the ' Hache,' 
and 2 acres at ' Personesdene ' ; all which premises he the said Nicholas 
has and holds by the gift and feoffment of William Forster son of 
Reynold Forster of Bandon. Witnesses : John Olyver the younger 
of Croydon, Thomas Halyng, John de Waleton, William Resoun, 
Walter Taillour. Dated Bedyngton, 9 April 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 April. 

April 24. To the abbot of St. Augustine Bristol. Request, made of the king's 

Eltham. favour, with the assent and at the petition of Richard des Armes who 

at the king's command had a certain maintenance for life in that abbey 



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by Letters to him made under the common Beal thereof, which left 
the king has thought lit to give up to the abbot, thai the abbot will 
admit to the said house Robert Harbour of Bristol, whom the long ifl 
sending thither willing that provision be made him of the maintenai 
aforesaid, and will minister to him such maintenance as the said Richard 
had. making- him Letters patent under the said common seal with 
mention of what he shall SO take, tor which the king will be bound 
to the house in their dealings, and writing again by the bearer what 
they will do at this request. By p.s. [30504.] 

April 23. Richard de Toucestre the king's serjeant is sent to the prior and con- 

Eltlmm. vent of Chacombe, to have such maintenance of that house as John de 

Baddeby deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30492.] 

Charter of William Maiden, William Topclive, William Bedmanton 
and Robert Claver, granting to Margery who was wife of Richard de 
Croydon citizen and fishmonger of London their manor and chapel of 
Grenche in the town of Gillyngham co. Kent, and all other lands, 
rents, farms and services in the said town and the towns of Renhatn. 
Upcherchc, Herclepe. Chctham and Grene and elsewhere in Kent 
which they lately had by gift and feoffment of the said Richard, to hold 
for her life with remainder to John Philippot citizen and merchant of 
London and Margaret daughter of the said Richard and to the heirs 
of their bodies, remainder for lack of such an heir to the heirs and 
assigns of John Philippot. Witnesses : Roger Digge, Richard 
Gillyngham, Robert Beaufitz, Hamon Lovetot, Thomas Bedmanton, 
John Snel. Dated Gillyngham, Friday 9 March 49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May. 

April 23. To the prior and convent of Kelyngworth. Order and request 
EHham. to grant to Robert Wade the king's clerk such a yearly pension of 
their house as shall beseem the givers and should bind the receiver 
to them, making him thereupon letters patent under the chapter seal, 
and writing again without delay what they will do ; as the said prior 
by reason of his new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the 
king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision be by the prior 
made kim of a benefice, and the king has nominated the said Robert, 
being one of his young clerks abiding with him in the chapel of his 
household whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30487.] 



Membrane 'Mil. 

Indenture; made bet ween Nicholas abbot of Westminster and Edward 
Durdent of Denham, being a demise with warranty to the said 

abbot, to whom the said Edward is hound in 20W. for divers 00 

by the abbot incurred in his name and with his assenl in defence of 
the said Edward's lands in Denham for divers pleas and plaints against 
the said Edward moved, of his manor of Denham Durdent with all 

Other his tenements in the town of Denham and 80 acres of m.-adou 

in Berfeld, to hold to the said abbot and hi as for 15 years from 

Michaelmas next. Covenants that it' within the firs! five yean ol that 
term the said Edward <>r any other iii his name shall pay 200 marks, 
it shall be lawful for the .-.ml Edward, his heirs • kin to 

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years ; that the said abbot shall perform all yearly services thereof 
due and accustomed, the said Edward and his heirs acquitting them 
as well toward the king as toward others whatsoever of all demands, 
tallages, charges and imposts that may be demanded by reason of 
the premises or of their goods and chattels therein during the terms 
aforesaid, and saving them harmless of all losses, challenges, claims 
and pleas concerning the same ; that from the end of either term 
to the Purification next following the abbot and his assigns shall have 
free ingress and egress upon the premises for threshing and winnowing 
their corn thereupon, and for taking and carrying the same away 
and other their goods and chattels whither they shall please without 
let ; that the abbot shall maintain all houses therein which he will 
occupy during the said terms, and shall leave the same in as good 
a state as he received them, age, ruin by strong tempest and sudden 
or accidental fire excepted, for maintenance and repair whereof and 
of the bridges of the said manor the abbot shall take sufficient timber 
thereupon, but the abbot shall not be bound to repair the other houses 
which he will not nor cares to occupy ; that the abbot and his assigns 
may take thereupon ' fy rebut,' ' housebut ' and ' hayebut ' to be 
thereupon spent, and sufficient timber for their folds, ploughs, harrows 
and wains when need be ; that during those terms the said Edward 
or his heirs shall make no alienation of the premises or parcel thereof 
Avithout the abbot's will and assent ; that for fulfilment of all these 
covenants the said Edward binds himself, his heirs and executors in 
200?. ; that in the last year of the said terms it shall be lawful for the 
said Edward and his heirs without let of the abbot or his assigns to 
fallow and plough again the lands of the said manor which in that 
year ought to be fallowed according to the season of the manor, and 
to sow the same, also during the said term to fall trees therein growing 
for repair of the houses which the abbot is not bound to repair, and to 
cut and sell the great wood and underwood therein growing, saving 
to the abbot and his assigns ' housebut,' ' hayebut,' and ' fyrebut ' 
as aforesaid. Dated Denham, Thursday after the Annunciation 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 14 April. 

Writing of Thomas, son of Robert Freville and of Joan his wife 
deceased (defuncte), being a quitclaim with warranty to the said Robert, 
his heirs and assigns, of all claim as the said Joan's heir or otherwise in a 
messuage, 120 acres of land and 4s. of rent in Wylye co. Hertford, whereof 
a fine was lately levied in the king's court between the said Robert and 
Joan and John Beauchamp knight and Elizabeth his wife, acknowledg- 
ing the premises to be the right of the said Joan with quitclaim by 
the said John and Elizabeth and the heirs of the said Elizabeth to 
the said Joan and her heirs. Dated 22 September 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 April this year. 

April 15. To John de Cavendissh, William de Wichyngham, John Brewes, 
Westminster. John de Reymes, Edmund Gourneye and William Clere. Order, for 
particular causes, to stay until Midsummer next and until further 
order the execution of the king's late letters patent appointing them, 
five, four, three and two of them, the said John de Cavendissh or else 
William de Wichyngham being one, to make inquisition by true men 
of Norffolk concerning the names of the evildoers who with Henry Rose 



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and others committed the trespass hereinafter rehearsed, and 
the truth concerning that trespass, and to hear and determine the 
same according to the law and custom of England, and order t<> stay 
any farther proceedings thereupon; as by the grievous complaint 
of Hugh Burnell knight and William Kerdeston knight the king learned 
that the said Henry. Drew Gemer Roger de Walsham, Roger Bonde, 
William Bonde, John Bonde, John Perkynsone, William son ol Rob 
Loistres, Thomas Stanbote, John Carevylle, Thomas Sowere and 
Henry Hardy and other evildoers and disturbers of the peace, 
being armed and arrayed in manner of war with pennon {/x nnneello) 
raised, by force of arms broke a close and two boats of theirs 
Estriston, took and brought away eight boats of theirs there found 
price 40/., cut down an oak of theirs and mowed their grass tl 
lately growing, dug in their marsh, and took and carried away the 
turfs thence cast up, the grass and oak aforesaid and other their 
goods and chattels to the value of 100/.. assaulted their men 
and servants there and at Brunstede, beating, wounding and evil 
entreating them so that their lives were despaired of, whereby for 
long time the complainants lost their service, and inflicted other 
grievous hurt upon them contrary to the peace. 

April 24. To the same. Like order ; as by the grievous complaint of William 
Westminster. Mugge the king's clerk, warden of his free chapel of Wyndesore the 
king learned that the said Henry etc. (as above) by force of arms broke 
the said warden's close at Estriston, took and brought away six horses, 
six mares, eight kine, twelve swine and fifty geese of his there found 
price 40/., entered his free warren there and at Redelyngton and 
hunted therein without his will and licence, took and carried away 
goods and chattels of his found at the said town of Estriston to the 
value of 100/., and hares, conies, pheasants and partridges from the 
said warren, assaulted certain his men and servants there, beating, 
wounding and evil entreating them so that their life was despaired of 
and threatening his other men and servants there in life and limbs 
so that they dared not there abide nor repair elsewhere in those parts 
to make complainant's profit as they were hound to do, whereby for 
long time complainant lost their service, and indicted other grievous 
hurt upon complainant contrary to the peace. 

Vacated, because given up and nothing dune thereupon. 

May 5. Warm de Insula knight to Walter Aubrey of Fauelore oo. Berkes. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 800 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Berkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon 
condition that Sir Warin del Isle knight, his heirs, executors or Borne 
other in their name shall pay 100 marks to Walter Aubrej of Fauelore 
co. Berkes on the (*j day of May next in the ohurch called 
Aldermarychurohe in Cordewanerstrete ward London. Dated London, 
6 May 49 Edward III. French. 

M( mora nd nm of acknowledgment 6 May. 

Vacated until brought again, becav tfficient. 

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May 0. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Robert de 

Westminster. Middelton, if he be taken and imprisoned in Neugate gaol for the 
cause hereinafter mentioned and for none other, by mainprise of 
Richard de Grene knight and Robert de Sutton cordwainer of London 
to cause him to be set free ; as his petition shews that lately among 
certain evildoers and disturbers of the peace who threatened the 
prior of Merton's person and to burn the priory unless he should send 
them 100 marks it is said, the said prisoner was taken by the sheriffs 
and committed to the said gaol upon suspicion, although he knew 
nought of the malice of those evildoers as he avers ; and the said Richard 
and Robert de Sutton, appearing in person in chancery, have 
main perned under a pain of 100 marks for his good behaviour toward 
the king and the said prior and toward others whatsoever, and that he 
shall do or procure nought which may tend to breach of the peace 
and hurt of the king, the prior and the king's subjects. By K. and C. 

Charter of John Allerton, giving with warranty to Richard Lescrope 
knight, his heirs and assigns, a messuage and croft and 4 acres of 
land in the towns of Ellerton and Bolton upon Swale in Richemonde- 
shire co. York. Witnesses : Henry de Bellerby, Richard de Richemond, 
Geoffrey de Gormyre, John de Gunwardebjr, George Darell. Dated 
Ellerton upon Swale, 7 May 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May. 

May 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Roger Gresley, 
Westminster. Richard Forstere of London, John de Morton clerk and John Blaby 
of Staffordshire to set free William de Neuhawe who is by the sheriffs 
taken and imprisoned at the king's command ; as lately at the prayer 
of Master Walter Herlyng, averring that the said William threatened 
him in life and limbs, the king ordered them to cause him to come 
before them, and compel him to find mainpernors who, under a pain 
to be by the sheriffs laid upon them, Avould mainpern that he should 
do or procure no bodily hurt or harm to the said Walter ; but the 
said Roger and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainpemed as aforesaid under a pain of 20/. 



Membrane 36d. 

Writing of Joan Sonynghulle, daughter of John Sonynghulle deceased 
of Berkshire, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to William 
le Venour citizen and merchant of London, his heirs and assigns, of 
the manor of Sonynghulle and a messuage, 100 acres of land, 40 acres, 
of pasture and 3 acres of wood in Whitenham in the same county 
which the said William lately had by gift and feoffment of John 
Sonynghulle brother of the said Joan by fine levied in the king's court 
Witnesses : John de Foxlee knight, John Sonynghulle, John Wecche 
then steward of the king's manor of Cookham, Robert Baker, John 
Bunfeld, Robert Milton, Thomas Geffrey. Dated Sonynghulle, 
20 March 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May. 

Charter indented of Alan Bole of Kilnse rector of Holmton chapel 
and John de Holaym chaplain, giving with warranty to John de 
Redmar and Maud his wife and to the heirs of their bodies all their 



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messuage built, two tofts and seven novates of land in Redmar, one 
toft and half a novate of land in Esyngton, a pieoe of land called 
Lokholme and another piece of land called Whetholme in the said 
town of Esyngton, all which they sometime had by gift and feoffment 
of the said John Redmar, with remainder for lack of such heirs to the 
right heirs of the said John de Redmar. Witnesses : John de Sancto 
Martino, Stephen de Redmar, Thomas de Thornton of Rysum, Ralph 
de Sancto Martino, Stephen de Xeuton. Dated Redmar. Friday before 
Midsummer 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Holaym, 14 March this 
year before the abbot of Melsa at his manor of Otryngham, by virtue 
of the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of chancery 
for this year. 

May 11. John Plescy and Robert Camell to John de Benyngton citizen of 
Westminster. London. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in Dorset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 15. Ralph de Huntyngdon to John Wvneslowe. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 300/., to be levied etc. in Cambridgeshire. 

Indenture made between John Wvneslowe and Ralph de Huntyng- 
don, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
that Mary wife of the said John shall live 14 3 ears after the date thereof, 
or that if she die within that term the said Ralph and Elizabeth his 
wife or such heirs of the said Elizabeth who shall be of full age after 
her death shall be ready 40 days after request made by the said John, 
his heirs or assigns or any other in their name, by fine at his cost to 
release to the said John, his heirs and assigns or to those who shall 
be tenants of the said manor all their right in the manor of Trompyngton 
co. Cantebrigge which was of William Crocheman knight, together 
with the reversion of the third part thereof now held in dower by 
Maud wife of John Esmon, and in all other the lands, rents and sen ioea 
in that town which were of the said William, and all other lands, rents 
and services whatsoever which shall by the said .Mary be recovered 
by action of ancestor, deraigned by entry or by agreement, alter the 
same shall be so recovered from the tenants of any land or rent 
affecting the heritage of the said William in Cambridgeshire or else- 
where; also that the said Ralph and Elizabeth, or the heirs of 
Elizabeth if she die within the said term, shall upon like request and 
warning be ready by fine likewise to release to the said John Wynselowe, 
his heirs or assigns, the manors of Bamstede, Radewyntre, Dunstede, 
Asshedoun, Fynchyngfeld and Samford 00. Essex, and all other 
lands, rents and services in Essex or elsewhere which wrere the said 

William'- in ease John Wynselowe be tenant of the same, or to mi.Ii 
being tenants thereof as he. his heirs or assigns, will and ia1 

they so do at the time of such request, together with the re rsion 
of the third part of the premises now held in dower as afores lid. Dated 
15 May 19 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties In the chan< 
Westminster, 15 May. 

Writing of John de Swvnlev olerk archdeacon of Huntyngdon, 
and John de Bwynley brother of William de S Fynlej wmetiiM the 



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king's helmet maker in the Tower of London, being a general release 
to Walter Chippenham then lieutenant of the said Tower of all suits, 
appeals, actions real and personal, plaints and demands against him 
for the death of the said William or for any other cause. Witnesses : 
John Fifyde, Stephen Merssh, Hugh Heryerde, William Assheford, 
William de la Garderobe, John Waleys. Dated London, 19 April 
49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, by the said John the brother 
12 May, by the said clerk 16 May. 

Writing of Thomas de la Ryver parson of Brandesby, being a gift and 
quitclaim with warranty to Robert de Plesyngton, his heirs and assigns, 
of all his right in all lands etc. in the town of Brafferton and elsewhere 
in Yorkshire which the said Robert had by gift and feoffment of 
William de la Ryver, son of John de la Ryver lord of Brandesby. 
Dated the church of St. Andrew Holbourne in the suburb of London, 
20 November 48 Edward IIT. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 May this year. 

May 8. To the guardian of the spirituality of the archbishopric of Canterbury 

Westminster, during the vacancy of the see. Request for his prayers, and for the 
pra3 r ers of the clergy of the diocese, for the furtherance of the king's 
sons Edmund earl of Cantebrigge and John duke of Brittany, and 
of other his lords, nobles and lieges whom the king is sending over sea 
to preserve the rights of his kingdom. 

[Fosdera.] 

The like to A. archbishop of York, and to singular the bishops 
throughout England and Wales. 

[Ibid.] 

To the prior provincial of the order of friars preachers in England. 
Like request for his prayers and the pra}^ers of his brethren the 
friars under him. 

The like to the following : 

The minister of the order of friars minors in England. 

The prior provincial of the order of friars hermits of Mount Carmel 

in England. 
The prior provincial of the friars of the order of St. Augustine 
in England. 

Membrane 35c?. 

Writing of Luke son of John Lucas of Great Dunmowe co. Essex, 
giving with warranty to John Cauntebregge of the same, his heirs 
and assigns, two thirds of a messuage, of 100 acres of land, 4 acres of 
meadow, 8 acres of pasture, 2J acres of wood and 24s. of rent in the 
town of Great Dunmowe, with the reversion of one third of the 
premises now held in dower by Emma Yonge for her life, which were 
sometime of Walter le Yonge, with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats 
etc. Witnesses : Robert Knechebole, John Arnold, William Saward, 
John Northwode, William Michel, William Wysman, John Redhefd. 
Dated Dunmowe aforesaid, 7 May 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May. 



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May 11. John Burgeys the elder, Robert atte Cherehe and John Harry of 

Westminster. Essex to the king. Recognisance for 100J., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Essex. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John, 
Robert and John pay to the king 100 marks at the receipt of the 
exchequer on Whitsunday 1378. 

May 29. William Jankyn of Kent to the king. Recognisance for 100 marks, 

Westminster, to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said William 
pay to the king at the receipt of the exchequer 40J. on Whitsunday 1378. 

June 1. Bartholomew Stygayn of Essex and Ellis Regner of Kent to the 

Westminster, king. Recognisance for 100L, to be levied in Essex. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said 
Bartholomew and Ellis pay 100 marks to the king at the receipt of 
the exchequer on Whitsunday 1378. 

May 16. John de Westwycombe of Hertfordshire to John de Swynle 
Westminster, archdeacon of Huntingdon. Recognisance for 4/., to be levied etc. 
in Hertfordshire. 

Writing of Thomas son of John de Goldyngham knight, being a 
grant and quitclaim with warranty to Simon bishop of London, John 
de Sudebury his brother, John de Reveshale and John Wysebeche, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Twynstede co. Essex. 
Witnesses : Simon Longe, John atte W r elde, William Spore, Richard 
Genterv of Henye, Peter Astelee, John atte Bothe, John atte Welle. 
Dated Twynstede, 14 May 49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May. 

Writing of Andrew Pykemond of Shenyngfeld, being a general 
release to John Pykemond of Shenyngfeld of all actions real and 
personal. Witnesses : Sir John Foxle knight, Sir Adam de 
Hertyngdon clerk, Ralph Restwold, Robert Bulloc, Edmund de 
Hyndon, Robert Lenham, Thomas Ganefeld. Dated London, 
28 January 49 Edward III. 

Writing of Andrew Pykemond of Shenyngfeld. being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Pykemond of Shenyngfeld, his heirs ami assigns, 
of all the lands, rents, services etc. in Shenyngfeld and Swalefeld 
which were sometime of Ralph Pykemond. Win and date 

(as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, I s May. 

Writing of Sir John de Bret knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 

to Nicholas de Bakewell, bis liens and assigns, .if ;ill lands, rents and 

services in Eynkerreshulle and Stavelegh and of the whole fee <>f 

ivelegh and of all reversions there pertaining to him the said .John 
and his heirs. Witm- see : Sir John de boiilhcham the elder. Sir John 

de Loutheham the younger knights, Anker de Freoheville lord of 
Stavelegh. Dated Chestrefeld, Sunday the feasl of the Annunciation 
49 Edward III. 

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Writing of Sir John Brette knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Nicholas de Baucwell, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of 
Williamthorp and all lands, rents and services which he the said Sir 
John had in Walton, Wolley and Normanton co. Derby, with all 
reversions in the said towns to him and his heirs belonging. 
Witnesses : Sir Richard de Tyssynton, Sir Richard de Treton clerks, 
Robert Martille, Thomas de Sutton, Thomas Durant. Dated London, 
19 May 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 
19 May. 

Writing of Richard Gouytz, son and heir of John Gouytz of Kyrchil 
and Eleanor his wife, confirming with warranty the estate of William 
Payn and Eleanor his wife, mother of the said Richard, in the manors 
of Tollard and Kyrchil, which they hold in her right by virtue of a 
fine levied in the king's court to the said John his father and Eleanor and 
to the heirs of their bodies, which estate his said mother has peaceably 
held and long time continued after his father's death, and granting with 
warranty that the said William, if he shall overlive the said Eleanor, 
shall hold the same all his life, rendering to the said Richard and 
to his heirs one rose yearly at Midsummer, and doing for him the 
services due and accustomed to the chief lords of the fee, and after 
the said William's death those manors shall revert to the said Richard 
and to his heirs. Witnesses : James Walbrond then mayor of Warham, 
Thomas de Stoke, William Chike, Walter Heryng, William Pacche, 
William Englond. Dated Warham, Mondav after the Purification 

48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 May this year. 

April 12. John Pert knight and William his son to Henry Lescrope knight. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in Yorkshire. 

Memorandum that this recognisance Avas taken by Richard de 
Ravenser archdeacon of Lincoln, by virtue of a writ of dedimus 
potestatem to him addressed which is on the files for this year. 

Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20Z. for Richard de 
Weston chaplain made 29 May by John de Weston, Lawrence de 
Weston , William de Osmundethorp and Master John Foundour of London, 
appearing in person in chancery, that he shall do or procure no hurt 
or harm in body or goods to Hugh Garewell and John Blyton knight, 
nor to John Bate and Thomas de Thornhaghe bailiffs of Lincoln. 

Membrane 34rf. 

Writing of Hugh la Zouche lord of Assheby la Zouche knight, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Margaret who was wife of Robert la 
Zouche, her heirs and assigns, of the manor and advowson of Farlee 
Mortemer co. Suthampton. Witnesses : Bernard Brokas, Hugh 
Cammoys, Robert Markaunt, Philip de Popham, Ralph de Norton 
knights^ Henry Popham, Philip Bavnard. Dated Winchester, 24 May 

49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 May. 



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1375. Membrane 34i — cont. 

Writing of Payn de Sancto Claro, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Sir Edward de Sancto Johanne and Dame Joan his wife, the heirs 
and assigns of the said Joan, of the manor of Grymeston co. NorfJolk. 
Witnesses : Robert de Morle, William de Wichvngham knights, 
William Newhous, Nicholas de Bracle, John Staple. Dated Grymeston 
20 September 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 May this year. 

Writing of John son of Thomas ap Adam knight, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to Katherine de Berkelee lady of Wotton, John de 
Berkelee her son and the heirs male of the said John, and to Thomas 
de Berkelee lord of Berkelee, his heirs and assigns, of the castle and 
manor of Beverston and the manor of Overe co. Gloucester, the manor 
of Barwe and a messuage and four virgates of land in Tykenham 
co. Somerset, and the advowson of Schernecote church co. Wiltesir. 
Witnesses : Peter de Veel, Nicholas de Berkelee knights, John 
Sergeaunt, John de Weston, Adam Legat, William Smalcombe. 
(Undated.) 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 May. 

May 29. Walter Bervlle to Edmund de Arundell knight. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 300/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Dorset. 

Writing of Walter Berille, giving to Sir Edmund de Brendell (sic) 
knight, his heirs and assigns, 20/. of yearly rent to be taken at Piaster 
and Michaelmas by even portions of all the said Walter's lands in 
Xorthtatton and Suthtatton, with power to distrain for arrears ; and 
in name of seisin he has delivered to the said Edmund 40d. Dated 
Saturday before the Ascension 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June. 

Writing of Edmund de Brendell (sic) knight, being the defeasance 
of a recognisance in chancery for 300/. to him made by Walter Berylle 
of Tatton on 29 May, upon condition that the said Walter, who by 
writing enrolled in chancery has granted a yearly rent of 20/. to the 
said Edmund, his heirs and assigns, shall not alien nor demise his 
lands in Northtatton and Southtatton or any parcel thereof in fee, 
for a term of life or of years longer than ten years, save only for the 
purpose of taking again an estate to him and the heirs of his body 
without disherison of him or his heirs, and that the said Walter or 
his heirs shall repay to the said Edmund any costs he shall incur for 
preservation of the inheritance of the premises. Dated 29 May 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June. 

Writing of John Bysshopeston clerk, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to William Borland knight and Christina his wife, the heirs 
and assigns of the said William, <>t the manor of Merkhalle with Latton 

fair and all other the lands, rants, reversions and servioes m the 
hundred "t Berlawe co. Essex sometime of William Fords olerk. 
Witnesses : Thomas Tin-n knight, John Bampton, Thomas fill Richard, 
William Aylmar, Thomas Leignee, Nicholas fill Riohard, John EnefekL 
Dated Latton, Sunday aftei St. Nicholas i^ Ed • ud 111 



228 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



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Writing of John Bisshopeston clerk, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to William Borland knight, Christiana (or Christina) his wife, Thomas 
Cheyne knight, Robert Lamborne parson of Wymbissh, Thomas 
Wolton (or Walton), Thomas Barwe and Thomas Lamb clerks, and to 
the heirs and assigns of the said William, Thomas Cheyne, Robert, 
Thomas Wolton, Thomas Barwe and Thomas Lamb, of the manor 
of Merkhalle with Latton fair and all other lands, rents, reversions 
and services in the hundred of Herlawe co. Essex sometime of William 
Forde clerk. Witnesses and date (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 2 June 
this year. 

Writing of John Vyncent of Rothewell, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Richard de Wodeforde parson of Lobenham and John 
Parkere of Olney, their heirs and assigns, of the manors of Thorp by 
Lobenham and Haclynton by Pidyngton, a messuage, three carucates 
of land, 24 acres of meadow, 16 acres of pasture and 3s. 4d. of 
rent in Archyngworth co. Norhampton. Dated London, 3 June 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June. 

June 6. John Fynch of Barndeslegh to John de Worth knight. Recognisance 

Westminster, for 500Z., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Gloucestershire. 

John de Worthe knight to John Fynch of Barndeslegh. Recognisance 
for 100£., to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire. 

June 15. William Ayston of Istelworth is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Sheen Manor. Pyppewelle, to have for life such maintenance in that abbey as John 

Gardyner deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30555.] 

Membrane 33d. 

Charter of Edmund de la Chambre, giving with warranty to William 
Potton clerk, Thomas Sewale, Robert Tuylet, Edmund de Lakyngheth, 
Ralph Bateman and John Bateman the younger, their heirs and 
assigns and the assigns of their assigns, all his lands, rents and services 
in the town and fields of Harleton co. Cantebrigge which fell to him 
by inheritance after the death of Joan de la Chambre his mother. 
Witnesses : Roger Descales lord of Neweseles, Hugh la Zuche knight, 
Roger de Herlaston, Henry Englissh, John Payn, John Tyteshale, 
John West, Robert Sterne. Dated Friday before St. Dunstan 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 May. 

Charter of Richard de Clyvedon, son of Matthew de Clyvedon, 

Siving with warranty to John de Panes, John Leye, Peter Rameshulle, 
ohn Colyngbourne, John Warneford and Richard Holte, their heirs 
and assigns, all his lands, rents and services of free men and neifs etc. 
in the towns of Rengeworth and Ireneacton co. Gloucester. Witnesses : 
John Tracy, John Poyntz, Peter de Veel knights, John Serjaunt, 
John Stanshawe, John de Lucy. Dated Rengeworth, Sunday before 
the Annunciation 49 Edward III. 



49 EDWARD 111. 



229 



1375. 



M'/nbrune 33d — cant. 



Writing of Richard de Clyvedon, son of Matthew de Clyvedon, 
being a letter of attorney appointing John Shergreve ohaplain, I 
Gamboun and William Thurbourne his attorneys to deliver to John 
Panes, John Leye, Peter Rameshulle, John Colyngbourne, John 
W arneford and Richard Holte seisin of all his lands, rente and Ben . 
etc. in the towns of Rengeworth and Irene Acton oo. Gloueestre, 
according to his charter of feoffment. Dated Rengeworth, Monday 
before the Annunciation 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 23 May. 

May 28. Henry Percehay to John Chidyok knight and William de Henton. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 160/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said Henry 
pay 80/. on the feast of Corpus Christi next. 

May 28. John de Chidiok knight to Edmund de Arondell knight and Henry 
Westminster. Molyns. Recognisance for 500/., to be levied etc. in Somerset. 

Writing of Edmund Darundell knight and Henry Molyns, being a 
defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that in 
accordance with the intent of an indenture made between the said 
Edmund and others and Sir John de Chidiok, Sir John Chidiok 
knight shall between this date and the quinzaine of Midsummer next 
deliver for safe custody to the abbot of Glastyngbirs a charter of 
Sir John de Meryet granting to him the said John de Chidiok and his 
heirs the reversion of the manors of Great Lopene and Great Stratton, 
and the attornment of the tenants of the said manors. Dated 29 May 
49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 May. 

Writing of Hugelina sometime wife of John de Cantilupo, being a 
quitclaim with warranty to Thomas Fitz William and Joan his wife, 
their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Maydinuell and Southsomer- 
cotes co. Lincoln. Witnesses : John de Haghe, Robert de Cumber- 
worth, Thomas de Haghe, Henry da Rettford, John Stynte. Dated 
Maydinwelle, Saturday after the Conversion of St. Paul 19 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Blanket re, Saturday before 
St. Peter's Chair, before John de Cavendissh, by virtue of the kin 
writ of dedimus polestalem, which is upon the hies of ohanoery for 
this year. 

June 1. Guy de Briene knight to Richard de Wall knight. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, in detank of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Devon. 

The said Guy to the said Richard. Recognisance for 2,000/. payable 

at Michaelmas 1370. to be levied etc. a b< I 



June 2. Walter de Romeseye knighl to Richard de Pembrugge knight. 

Westminster. Recognisance lor 40/., to be levied etc. in the coiint\ tn.iinptoii. 



230 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1375. Membrane 33d — cord. 

Writing of Nicholas Grymbaud, cousin and heir of William 
Grymbaud, being a quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas de Styuecle, 
John Hemyngford, Robert Waryn, Richard Ramesholt and John de 
St3'uecle, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Grymbaudes and all 
lands, rents and services etc. in Dodyngton, Bowton, Southo and 
Buckeden co. Huntingdon. Witnesses : William Moigne knight, 
Lawrence Papenham knight, Simon de Burgh, John Walsshef of 
Dodyngton, Geoffrey Hildegar, Robert Huntyngdon of Catteworth, 
William Dulav. Dated Dodyngton, Monday after the Ascension 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
5 June. 

Writing of John son of Robert Vincent of Rothe well, being a grant 
and surrender to Andrew Broun of 4 marks of rent ftTbe taken by 
the hands of divers the said Andrew's tenants in the town of Rothewell, 
namely of Robert Terry 42s. 4d., of Robert Pycheslee 5s. 8d., of Thomas 
Aldewyncle 5s. 4d., which rent the said Andrew granted to him the 
said John and to his assigns during his life. Dated Westminster, 
5 June 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June. 

June 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Denham 

Westminster, and Robert Gillam of Kent, John Maldon of Essex and William 
Gisburgh of London to set free from Neugate prison John Rud 
chaplain, whom they have taken and there imprisoned by virtue of the 
king's late writ, issued upon the petition of John Babbyngle clerk averr- 
ing that the prisoner threatened him in life and limbs, who commanded 
the sheriffs to cause John Rud to come before them, and to compel him 
to find mainpernors who, under a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon 
them for which the sheriffs would answer, would mainpern him that 
he should do or procure no bodily hurt or harm to the petitioner, 
and if he should refuse, to commit him to Neugate gaol until he would 
willingly so do ; as the said John Denham and the others, appearing in 
person in chancery, have mainperned as aforesaid under a pain of 40J. 

Membrane 32d. 

Record of proceedings in chancery, upon the finding of an inquisition, 
taken at the king's command by William de Walleworth mayor of 
the city of London and escheator therein, that James Andreu citizen 
of London at his death held two messuages and three shops in 
' Cordewanerstrete ' in the parishes of St. Mary le Bow and 
' Aldremary church ' London, that he had the premises for life by 
grant and demise of William de Weston and Margery his wife sometime 
the wife of Robert de Upton, for a yearly rent of 10?. 16s. 8d. payable 
to the said William de Weston and Margery during her life and after 
her death to her heirs, with reversion after the death of the said James 
to the said William and Margery and to the heirs of the said Margery, 
that after the death of William [her husband] the said Margery granted 
to the king, his heirs and assigns, all her estate in the rent and reversion 
aforesaid, and the said James attorned tenant to the king, that the 
king granted the same to William de Thorp knight and William Peke 
for their lives with remainder to the prioress and sisters of the house 



EDWARD 1 1 r. 231 



137"). Membrane 3'2d — cont. 

of the order of preachers by him new founded at Derteford in 
of their maintenance, and the said James attorned tenant to the said 

William de Thorp and William de Peke both now d I that by 

their death the rent and reversion aforesaid fell to the said prioress 

and sisters, that they after by charter gave the Bame to the king and 
his heirs, and that the said .James attorned tenant to the king in 
presence of Michael Skillyng, Nicholas Beryng and other the kin 
attorneys by virtue of the king's commission to them made ; whereupon 
the king willing to save him harmless in that behalf by writ ordered 
the sheriffs of London to give notice to the tenants of the prem 
to be in chancery in the octaves of St. Hilary [then] uext in order 
to shew cause wherefore the said messuages and shops ought not to 
be seized into the king's hand and remain with him and his heirs, the 
said tenants answering to the king for the issues thereof taken since 
the death of the said James, and further to do and receive what the 
court should determine, and the sheriffs returned that by William 
Vyne and William Houghton they gave notice accordingly to John 
Vine ' draper ' citizen of London tenant of the premises ; at which 
day came the said John in person, and a day was given as well to 
Michael Skillyng suing for the king as to the said John Vyne until 
the quinzaine of Easter, at which da} 7 came the said John in person, 
and acknowledged that the king has right to have the said houses 
and shops to him and his heirs, as by the presentment aforesaid is 
supposed, and surrendered the same to the king, releasing and 
renouncing whatsoever he the said John had therein, and delivering 
up a writing indented by the said prioress and convent made as he 
averred ; wherefore it was adjudged that the king should have execution 
thereupon. 

June 8. Richard de Clareburgh parson of Ibstoke in the diocese of Lincoln 

Westminster, to Walter Power clerk and Richard Gates parson of Halghstowe in 

the diocese of Rochester. Recognisance for 14/. 13*. 4'/. payable by 

instalments ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Lincolnshire. 

Writing of Walter Power clerk, giving to William Power his nephew 
and Sir Richard Gates parson of Halghstowe in the diocese of 
Rochester all his goods and chattels whatsoever. Dated London, 
8 June 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 June. 

May 4. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Richard Willesden, 

Westminster. Benedict Cornewaille, Simon Derlyng, William de Kadeelif. John 
Burgeys, Henry Pomfreyt, Walter Lenot and John Saunderson of 
the city of London to set free Nicholas de Wystowe and Thomas Kele 
from Xeugate gaol where they are detained on suspicion for t he plunder 
and robbery of tarits of merchants of Cateloigne lately committed 
sea by the king's lieges ; as the - kid Riohard and the others, appearing 
in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pun of [001. t<> have 
the prisoner! ' bodies before the council or elsewhere as shall be appointed 
them ready to stand to right touching the premise 

Charter of Tl b de Eyden, giving with warranty bo Sir William 

de Asshe borne chaplain and John Miotlee, their beilfl ID g&S, 



232 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



137 r ). Membrane Z2d — cont. 

all his lands in Tyteburst within the parish of Aldenham. Witnesses : 
Walter Forester, Thomas Edmund, William Sharpe, Walter Rolf. 
Dated the town of St. Albans, 6 June 49 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 June. 

Charter indented of William de Assheborne chaplain and John 
Nhotlee, granting all their lands in Tyteburst in the parish of Aldenham, 
which they had of the gift and feoffment of Thomas de Eydene, to the 
said Thomas and Joan his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder for lack of such an heir to the right heirs of the said Thomas. 
Witnesses : Thomas Edmund, John Dernewelle, Walter Rolf, Thomas 
atte Penne, William Sharpe. Dated the town of St. Albans, Thursday 
after St. Barnabas 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 June. 

June 18. To John de Cavendissh, William de Wichyngham, John Brewes, 
Westminster. John de Reymes, Edmund Gourne3 7 e and William Clere. Order not to 
proceed until further order of the king and council to further execute 
divers letters patent of the king ; to wit certain at the suit of Hugh Burnell 
knight and W T illiam Kerdeston knight, and others at the suit of William 
Mugge warden of the college of the king's free chapel of Wyndesore, 
appointing them, five, four, three and two of them of whom John de 
Cavendissh or William de Wichyngham should be one, justices [to hear 
and determine] divers alleged trespasses committed by Henry Rose 
and others at Estriston co. Norffolk, to wit some against the said 
Hugh and William Kerdeston, and others against the said warden ; 
as the king has learned of a surety that, if they should proceed to 
execute the same, it might manifestly tend to the disherison of the 
heir of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, being 
within age and in the king's wardship, which he would not nor ought 
to endure, and the said warden has submitted himself in regard to 
his plaint to the debate and ordinance of the council. By K. 

June 21. Roger Ferrour one of the king's yeomen is sent to the prior and 

Westminster, convent of Bodmyn in Cornwall, to have such maintenance as John 

Maykyn one of the king's seamen deceased had of that house at the 

king's command. By p.s. [30558.] 

June 27. John Brounesbury citizen of London to William Wheler of Enefeld. 
Westminster. Recognisance for 200£., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 3 Id. 

Memorandum that on 24 May this year the chancellor ordered the 
mayor of Oxford under pain of forfeiture to keep himself and his 
fellows burgesses of that town from doing ill to the abbot and convent 
of Oseneye or any of that house or household, and ordered the said 
abbot likewise under the same pain, for himself and his fellows, so 
that they should deal and sue according to the law of the land, if they 
think fit. 

Writing of John Wake, son and heir of Hugh Wake knight, being 
a quitclaim to William de Thorp knight, John Knyvet knight, 



49 EDWARD III. 2A3 



1375- Membrane 31d — cont. 

Robert de Roos knight, Riohard de IV. ton clerk, Jamefl de R ha 

de Tylneye and John de Bretton, their Inns and assigns, «>f the manor 
of Stoke sometime of the said Bugh his father. Dated Westminster, 

Friday the morrow of the Ascension 4'.) Edward 111. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 June. 

May 22. To Roger de Fulthorp and his fellows, justices appointed to preserve 

Westminster, the peace in Yorkshire. Order, upon the petition of John de Malton 
chaplain, to Bet him free by mainprise of William de Baynton, John 
Mannyng and Hugh del Boure of Baynton of Yorkshire and Wilham 
Kilpyn of London ; as his petition shews that by order of the jusl 
he is committed to York prison at the suit of Richard de Wetewang, 
averring that the petitioner threatened him in life and limbs ; and 
the said William and the others have mainperned in chancery undi 
pain of 201. that he shall by himself or by others do or procure no bodily 
hurt or harm to the said Richard, and shall be of good behaviour 
toward the king and people. 

Writing of William Brett, son of Walter Brett of Wyntryngham, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to the prior and convent of St. Neol - 
and to their successors of all lands, rents, reversions and services of 
free men and neifs in Wyntryngham sometime held by his said father 
and lately by Thomas Soost' of Abboltesle by his said father's grant. 
Dated London, 4 June 4!) Edward ill. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 June. 

June 4. Walter de Romeseye knight to John Bays. Recognisance for 20 

Westminster, marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels 
in Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made between Sir Richard Lescrope of the one part and 
John Cheyne and Margaret his wife of the other part, witnessing a 
grant to the said John and Margaret during her life of a yearly rent of 
20/. to be taken at Martinmas and Whitsuntide by even portions of 
the manor of Eperston, and further that after the first 24 years from 
this date, in case Sir Robert de Swilyngton so long live, the said John 
and Margaret and their assigns shall during the said Margaret's life 
take further 10 marks yearly of the said manor over and above tin- 
aforesaid rent, and if the said Robert shall die within that term the said 
John and Margaret and their assigns shall after his death take of the 
said manor the 10 marks yearly aforesaid during the said Margan 
life over and above the said rent, provided always that whether t In- 
said Robert overlive the term of 21 years or die within the same they 
shall have but 10 marks in addition, to wit 40 marks in all, with powei 
to distrain for arrears, such rent oeasing altogether after the .said 
Margaret's death. Dated 20 days aftei Mu-haelnu L9 Edward 111. 
French . 

Memorandum of acknowledgment , • > June this \ 

June 6. To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order t" grant to John de Kim 

Westminster, the king's clerk such a yearly pension a- -hall befit the givei and 
should bind the receiver to him, making the said John letters |>at. -lit 
thereupon under his seal, and writing again uithout dela) what ho will 



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do ; as by reason of his new creation the archbishop is bound in such 
a pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until 
provision be made him by the archbishop of a competent benefice, and 
the king has nominated the said John, whose advancement he has at 
heart. By p.s. [30549.] 

Writing of Katherine de Brewese, cousin and heir of John de Norwico 
knight the younger, being a quitclaim to Sir John de Playce (Plays) 
Sir Robert Howard, Sir Roger de Boys knights, John de Boys, John 
de Wolterton parson of Harplee, Adam de Cokefeld parson of Salle, 
Ellis de Byntre parson of Dalham, Hervey de Welham parson of 
Stoketon and Reynold de Eccles of the castle of Metyngham, the 
manors of Ikketlishale, Shipmedwe, Mellis, Bromfeld, Wanhaston 
and Reddisham, four carucates of land and 6 acres of meadow in 
Metyngham, Shipmedwe, Ikketlishale, Barsham, Beccles and 
Wanhaston, and of all lands etc. in Suffolk which they had by gift 
and feoffment of the said John de Norwyco ; also of the manor of 
Dalynghoo, the advowsons of the churches of Dalyngho, and a fifth 
part of the advowson of Alderton church ; also of the manors of Lyng, 
Little Snoryng, Haddescou, Howe and Blacworth with the knights' 
fees and advowsons of churches and of Ravenyngham chantry, and of 
all lands in Estwrotham, Westwrotham and Elyngton and all other 
lands in Norffolk which they had of the gift and feoffment of the said 
John de Norwyco, except such lands and the advowson of such churches 
as are held in chief. Witnesses : Sir John de Brewes, Sir William 
de Herdeston knights, Robert de Aschefeld, William Berard, Thomas 
atte Oke, Stephen de Langham, Martin de Taverham. Dated Friday 
after the Exaltation of Holy Cross 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June this year. 

Indenture witnessing a gift made by John de Rokewode, Adam 
Cooke and William Askeby to Edward Boteler clerk, and to his assigns 
during his life, of a yearly rent of 8 marks to be taken at Michaelmas and 
Easter by even portions of their manor in Messyng co. Essex called 
Hardeburghalle, with power to distrain for arrears ; and in name of 
seisin they have paid him Qd. in part payment of the said rent for 
Michaelmas term next. Dated Messyng aforesaid, Tuesday after 
Midsummer 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 June. 

Membrane 30d. 

Indenture tripartite, witnessing a grant made by William de Bury 
citizen of London, Henry de Whitewelle and John de Middelton to 
Joan who was wife of John de Whitewelle of the manor of Okhurst 
and all lands, rents and services in the town of St. Albans, Parksokene 
and Aldenham which they had of her feoffment under particular 
conditions, namely to enfeoff her again for her life, and that after her 
death the will of John her son (then deceased) should be fulfilled, 
according to what might be found by his testament or by any true 
evidence under his seal between the date of the said feoffment and 
Easter then next and now last past, whereof nought is found or shewn 
to the said feoffees, remainder if nought should be so found as 
hereinafter declared, to have and to hold the premises to the said Joan 



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for life so that she be not troubled by reason oi any waste, with 
remainder after her death to Thomas de Eydene and '.Joan his wife 
and to the heirs of their bodies, remainder for lack oi Buch an heir 

to the right heirs of the 3aid .John son of Joan, provided always that 
the said feoffees nor their heirs be not bound to warranty by reason 
of this feoffment. Witnesses: Edmund Pecok John Bafdewyi 
Adam Raulyn, John Swanbourne, William Nunny. Dated the town 
of St. Albans, the feast of St. Barnabas V.) Edward 111. 
[No acknowledgment recorded.] 

June 20. To the sheriff of Sussex. Order, upon the petition of William atte 
Westminster. Halle of Sussex, by mainprise of Robert Campe and John Sparowe 
of Surrey to stay the taking of his body ; as his petition shews that 
John Wilshani is impleading him before the justices of the Bench 
to render 4/. alleged to be due to the plaintiff, and that by w rit >/> 
judicio order is given to the sheriff to take his bod\ wherever found 
in the sheriff's bailiwick so as to have him before the said justices at 
Westminster at a day in the writ contained, although he is ready 
to answer the plaintiff and stand to right in all things ; and the said 
Robert and John Sparowe have mainperned in chancery under a 
pain of 1005. to have his body before the said justices at the aforesaid 
day. 

Writing of Nicholas son and heir of Sir William de la More kninhi 
being a quitclaim with warranty to John Aubrey of London. William 
Newerk chaplain and Richard Toky, their heirs and assigns, of a 
yearly rent of 20 marks to be taken of the manor of Morehalle co. 
Essex and other lands in that county of him held by John de Mounteney 
and Cicely his wife for life of the said Cicely, of the said manor and 
lands, and of the reversion thereof after her death which rent and 
reversion he heretofore granted by charter to the said John Aubrey, 
William Newerk and Richard, certain conditions and covenants 
touching that grant being afterwards made by indentures between the 
parties; and a release to the said grantees of all advantages, right and 
claim which he the said Nicholas or his heirs have or might have by reason 
of the conditions or covenants aforesaid or by reason of the enrolment 
thereof. Witnesses : Robert Hatfeld, William le Venour, Thorn a- 
Hanampstede, William Culham, Adam Louekvn. Dated London, 
12 June 48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 June this year. 

Writing of John son of John Hauke of Stratford co. Middlesex, 
being a quitclaim with warranty to William de Tudenham citizen 
and mercer of London and Christina his wile and to the heirs and 
assigns of the said William of all the lands, meadoWB, feeding! and 
pastures in Stebenhithe which they the said William and Christina 
hold for a term of years by demise of Richard Smelt and John de 
Repham citizens of London, the premises having been extended and 
delivered to the said Richard and John de Repham by due piocees 
according to the form of a statute merchant touching a certain sum 
of money by him the said John BOO of John of his own Eiee will made 

to the said Richard and John <\r Repham and acknowledged 

before Adam Fraunceis late mayor <>f London and Andrew Aulu.v 
clerk deputed to receive teoOgnisanOM of debt at London. \\ itn 



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Adam Fraunceis, Nicholas atte Wyke, Nicholas de Sordiche, Richard 
de Hadle, Robert Spire. Dated Stebenhithe, Sunday after the 
Assumption 30 Edward III. 

Writing of John son of John Hauke of Stratford co. Middlesex, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to William de Tudenham citizen and mercer 
of London and Christina his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said 
William of all the lands, meadows, feedings, pastures etc. in Steben- 
hithe sometime his and now held for a term of years by the said 
William and Christina by a statute merchant. Witnesses : Adam 
Fraunceis, Nicholas atte Wike, Nicholas de Shordiche, Richard de 
Hadle, Nicholas Forester, Hugh Lambyn, Robert Spire. Dated 
Stebenhithe, Wednesday the feast of St. Bartholomew 30 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 27 June 
this j T ear. 

Writing of John son of William fitz Wautier, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to William bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, 
of the manor and advowson of Aulton Berners co. Wiltesir, now held 
by the said bishop by fine between him and Walter de Frompton and 
Margaret his wife. Witnesses : Lawrence de Sancto Martino knight, 
Henry Stourmy, Walter Haywode, William Worfton, Thomas Dru, 
Michael Skyllyng, Walter de Frompton, William Hoghton. Dated 
Suthwerk, Monday the morrow of Trinity, 18 June 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

Writing of John Kengrove knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to William bishop of Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of the manor 
and advowson of Aulton Berners co. Wiltesir, now held by the said 
bishop by fine levied in the king's court between him and Walter 
de Frompton and Margaret his wife. Witnesses and date (as the 
last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June. 

June 30. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Matthew de 
Westminster. Newenham, Nicholas de Orell, Roger de Wareton and William 
Prymrose of Lancashire to stay the further taking of the bodies of 
Henry de Sale, John Hobkyn chaplain and Richard Robertson, although 
lately upon the petition of Alice de Sale, averring that they and others 
threatened her in life and limbs, the king ordered the sheriffs to cause 
the said Henry, John, Richard and others to come before them, and to 
compel them to find mainpernors who, under a pain to be by the sheriffs 
laid upon them, would mainpern the defendants that they should not 
do or procure hurt or harm to the said Alice ; as the said Matthew 
and the others have mainperned as aforesaid under a pain of 20Z. 

Membrane 29d. 

Charter indented, witnessing a gift made by Joan who was wife 
of John de Whitewelle with warranty to William de Bury citizen of 
London, Henry de Whitewelle and John de Middelton, their heirs 
and assigns, of the manor of Okhurst and all lands, rents and services 
which she had in the town of St. Albans, Parksokene and Aldenham, 
under these conditions : that before Easter next they the said William, 



19 EDWARD III. 



1375. Membrane 29d—cont. 

Henry and John de Middelton shall again enfeoff hex of the premi 

for life, and that before that term, if by any testament of John de 

Whitewelle her son or by any true evidence under his seal it shall 
be found that his will was that his heirs should inherit the -a me. or 
that the premises should be sold and distribution thereof made for 
his soul or otherwise, they shall perform the said will when they shall 
have notice thereof, and if before Easter next nothing be found 
concerning his will they shall grant the reversion of the premises after 
her death to Thomas Eydene and Joan his wife and to the heirs of 
their bodies with remainder for lack of such an heir to the right heirs 
of the said John son of Joan. Witnesses : Edmund Peook John 
Baldewyne, Adam Raulyne, John Swanbourne, William Nanny. 
Dated the town of St. Albans, 12 October 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Joan who was wife 
of John at St. Albans on the feast of the Commemoration of St. Paid 
this year before the abbot of St. Albans, by virtue of the king's writ 
of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of chancery for this year. 

July 3. Brother John de Dodeford prior of St. Frideswide Oxford to Michael 

Westminster, de Ravendale clerk. Recognisance for 401., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
Oxfordshire. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of John Baryngton of Hatfeld Roiz, Geffray de Eunden and 
William Dannebury, granting to Vvo de Sandherst and Rlargery his 
wife, their heirs and assigns for ever, 4/. of yearly rent t<> be taken 
at Christmas and Midsummer by even portions of 44 acres of land, 
6 acres of meadow. S acres of pasture. 4 acres of wood and 2*. Id. of 
rent in the town of Writelle formerly purchased by John Lepyndon, 
Michael Aunger and John Straunge of John Lyghtfot and Margery 
his wife by fine levied in the king's court, and power to distrain for 
arrears, which rent the said purchasers by writing granted to the 
-aid John Baryngton, Geoffrev and William, their heirs and assigns. 
Dated Writelle'. .1 July 4!) Edward IN. French. 

Memornnilnni of acknowledgment by the said John Baryngton, 
Geoffrey and William in the chancery at Westminster, 5 July. 

July 5. John Berden of Essex to Hugh rmworth and John Eermare. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 2<i/.. to be levied, in default of payment of bis lands 
and chattels in Essex. 
Cancel! id on payment, acknowledged by ike said Hugh. 

M< ufi-tindiim of a mainprise under a pain of 1,000/. made 1 July 
in the Pith year of the reign by John Eerie knight John Bays, Roger 

de Wodenorton lector of the second portion of Rest lay. John Babj Ogle 

parson of Dele and William de Essex and Adam Louekyn citizens of 
London, appearing in person before the council at Westminster, for 
brother John de Welle 8.T.P. of the order of friars minors thai he 
d M ll not without the king's special licence depart to foreign parte, 
Q , [ pro ecute or i ause to he prosecuted -r Bend to prosecute over 

aughl which max tend to tin' prejudice ot the kin - ' 

his crown. 



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July 5. To Alan de Buxhull keeper of the Tower of London, or to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order by mainprise of Michael Skillyng of Wiltesir, 
William Clopton of Somerset, Thomas Hampton of the county of 
Suthampton and William Cary of Devon to set free William Fifhide 
from the prison of the Tower ; as the said Michael and the others, 
appearing in person before the king and council, have mainperned 
, for the good behaviour toward the king and people of the prisoner, 
who is imprisoned in the Tower by reason of certain contempts and 
trespasses committed against Richard earl of Arundell and his fellows 
guardians of the peace in Sussex it is said. By C. 

Indenture witnessing a gift made by John de Gildesburgh, Robert 
de Muskham clerk, Edmund Warner and John le Rous to John son 
of Clement Spice and to the heirs of his body of a yearly rent of 10 
marks to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of their 
manor of Spayneshalle in the town of Wylynghale Spayne, with 
remainder if William the eldest son of the said Clement die without 
issue to Edmund brother of the said John and to the heirs of his body, 
remainder to Richard his brother and to the heirs of his body, and 
power to distrain for arrears upon these conditions, to wit that the 
said rent shall remain in suspense and unpaid so long as the said John 
and the heirs of his body, and if he or the said William shall die without 
issue the said Edmund and the heirs of his body, and if he die without 
issue the said Richard and the heirs of his body shall hold and enjoy 
a messuage, 160 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 
6 acres of wood and alder wood and 18s. of rent in Colcestre, Lexeden, 
Stanewey, Bergholt and Horkesleye without being put out of the 
same or parcel thereof by the heirs of the body of Alice wife of the 
said Clement. Dated 3 May 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John de Gildesburgh, 
Robert and John Rous, 24 May. 

Writing of Robert de Muskham clerk and John de Gildesburgh, 
being a letter of attorney appointing John parson of Wilynghale, 
Thomas Goules chaplain and John Redale to deliver according to the 
form of a certain charter to Clement Spice and Alice his wife seisin 
of the manor of Spayneshalle whereof William Spice lately enfeoffed 
them the said Robert and John de Gildesburgh, who demised the 
same to the said Clement for a term of years not yet past, and he has 
surrendered his estate therein. Dated the day of St. John ante portam 
Latinam 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Robert, 12 July. 

Membrane 28d. 

Indenture of accord made between Sir Philip Darcy lord of Knayth 
and Edmund Laurence, between whom debate has arisen touching 
the manors of Baligary, Louthe. Castelryng, Asshe and Donemowe 
in Ireland which the said Edmund had for life by lease of Sir John 
Darcy father of the said Philip, covenanting that the said Edmund 
shall lease to Thomas de Stanlay parson of Treton, John Franceois 
and Robert de Mistreton during his life at a yearly rent of 23 marks 
whatsoever he had by the said lease in the manor of Donemowe and 
appurtenances, to wit one moiety payable at Michaelmas and the 
other at Easter, with power to distrain and to enter again in his first 



49 EDWARD III. 23!) 



1375. Membrane 2Sd—cont. 

estate if the rent be three quarters in arrear ; that by another deed 
the said Edmund shall lease the manor of Asshe to the same Lessi 
for a term of 60 years to begin the morrow of Easter in the 49th J 
of the reign at a yearly rent of 7 marks payable a- above, with power 
to distrain and proviso that if the said Edmund die the -aid term 
and rent shall cease ; that the said Edmund shall Lease the other -aid 
manors, to wit Baligary. Louthe and Castelryng, to Sir Philip for 
60 years at a yearly rent of one rose at Midsummer ; that the said 
Edmund shall be ready whenever he shall be warned to lease his estate 
or surrender to Sir Philip or his heirs the manors last mentioned at the 
cost of Sir Philip ; that the said Edmund shall make restitution of 
any rents received or profits taken of the said manors after this date, 
if falling due after Easter in the 49th year of the reign, saving to him 
the rents due before that feast, to be levied at his will by virtue of 
the lease made by Sir John Darcy ; that either party shall by writing 
dated the Monday before Easter last make a general release to the 
other of all personal actions to this date ; that the said Edmund, 
his heirs or executors, shall discharge Sir Philip and the said Lesa 
their heirs, executors and assigns, of any Levy which shall be made 
upon them for any recognisance, statute merchant, rent charge or 
other charge upon the said manors or parcel thereof made by him 
since the lease made by Sir John Darcy, or of any other debt from 
him due to the king, or shall recompense them lor what they shall 
be so charged withal ; and that the said Edmund, his heirs, executors 
and assigns, shall in time to come be quit of 4 marks of rent heretofore 
reserved to Sir [John] Darcy father of Sir Philip when he made the 
aforesaid lease, saving always to Sir Philip such arrears thereof 
the law shall adjudge to him after proof of his age. Dated the morrow 
of Easter 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 13 July. 

Writing of William de Botreaux knight, giving to Edmund de 
llvndon for life a yearly rent of 20 marks to be taken at Easter and 
Michaelmas by even portions of the said William's manor of Biollond 
co. Devon, and bond for payment of the same, with power to distrain 
for arrears; and he has delivered to the said Edmund Id. in name of 
seisin. Dated London, 20 April 4!) Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, L8 -Inly. 

Indenture of defeasance of a yearly rent of 20 marks to be taken of 
the manor of Mbllond in Devenshire granted by Sir William de Botreaux 
to Edmund de llvndone. upon condition that the said Edmund and 
hi hall peaceably hold the manor of Little Berkhampstede 

with all the lands, rents, services, reversions, franchises, warrens and 
other profits which Sir William had in the towns of Berkhampstede 
aforesaid, Batfeld, Esyngdene and Bayford co. Hertford from the 
d ■ presents during the said Edmund's life, and his executors 

an. ns one year longer, nol being put out thereof nor of anj parcel 

tp. .,i- charged toward the king or any other person ty n of 

mente arrears, annuitj recognisance Btatute 
merchant or other hue title or charge whatsoevei made or due by 
Sir William, his ancestors or other lords there tx fore this date, <>r that 
if red and charged l»\ pn i la* Sir William, his heii 

J i.ill within one month after warning given tO tin in or any 



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of them found in person, or by notice in the parish church of 
Northcadebury on a Sunday, make them recompense of as much 
as they shall lose ; and that if Dame Elizabeth wife of Sir William 
shall overlive him, she shall suffer the said Edmund and his assigns 
during his life, and his executors one year longer, peaceably to have, 
hold and enjoy the premises without impleading them or thrusting 
them out by any recovery of dower, so that they may hold the premises 
for the said term quit of action for dower, without aught being taken, 
and without vouching the said William's heir to warranty so as to 
have securitv for recovering the value thereof. Dated London, 
22 April 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 July. 

Indenture reciting a charter indented whereby Katherine Breouse, 
having obtained the king's licence, has enfeoffed John Daventre parson 
of Broom, Edmund de Lakyngheth, Stephen Langham, Thomas 
Chervyle chaplain, John Pykenham, John Bretton, John Wanton, 
John Hunte and John Heylesdon and their heirs of her manor and 
advowson of Sculthorp at a yearly rent of 40L, and witnessing the 
defeasance of that rent upon condition that the said John Pykenham 
or some other in his name shall pay to the said Katherine or her 
executors at London 100 marks at Michaelmas next, 100 marks at Easter 
following, 100 marks at Michaelmas following, 100 marks at Easter 
following, 100 marks at Michaelmas following, and 100 marks at 
Easter following or within the quinzaine of every such term, the said 
feoffees being thereof discharged and the said manor and advowson 
likewise, nor may the said Katherine or her heirs enter the premises 
for lack of payment thereof if the said 600 marks shall be truly paid 
by John de Pykenham as aforesaid. Dated London, Saturday after 
St. Arnulphus 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Katherine, 20 July. 

Membrane Tld. 

Charter of Edward le Butiller parson of Weston Turvyle, giving 
with warranty to John de Rookwode, Adam Cooke and William de 
Askeby, their heirs and assigns, his manor called Hardebourghalle in 
Messyng co. Essex. Witnesses : Robert de Teye, John de Sutton, 
Henry de Coggeshalle, Robert Marny knights, Thomas Baynard, 
James atte Lee. Dated Messyng, 2 June 49 Edward III. 

Writing of Edward le Boteler parson of Weston Turvyle, being a 
letter of attorney appointing Humphrey de Prestede of Essex to 
deliver to John de Rookwode, Adam Cooke and William de Askeby 
seisin of the manor called Herdebourghalle in Messyng. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and 
writing, 27 June. 

Writing of Ralph Stele clerk, being a receipt and acquittance to 
Sir John de Scarle and John de Waltham clerk, executors of Sir Nicholas 
de Spaigne, for one great breviary and 40 marks in full of money 
and goods to the said Ralph bequeathed as well by will of the said 
Nicholas as of Sir William Stele. Dated London, 28 (sic) June 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 (sic) June, 



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1375. Membrane 21d — cont. 

June 28. To the sheriff of Norharnpton. Order by mainprise of Roger de 
Westminster. Welford clerk, Henry West and John de Berughby of Xorhamptonshiro 
and Simon Hostiller of London to stay altogether the further execution 
of the king's late writ ordering the sheriff to cause John Waundell 
to come before him and to compel him to find mainpernors who, nndei 
a pain to be by the sheriff laid upon them for which the sheriff would 
answer, would mainpem the said John Waundell that he should do or 
procure no bodily hurt or harm to John Saundres and Gilbert Tauvemer, 
and if he should refuse, to take him and commit him to the ilea 
gaol until he would willingly so do ; as that writ issued at the suit 
of the said John Saundres and Gilbert, averring that John Waundell 
grievously threatened them in their bodies ; and the said Roger and 
the others, appearing in person in chancer}'', have mainperned for him 
as aforesaid under a pain of 201. 

June 20. William Cardoun of Tylbrooke to Simon Rogrom. Recognisanco 
Westminster, for 507., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Bedfordshire. 

Charter of John Colyngborne clerk, granting to Master John 
Blaunchard archdeacon of Worcester, his heirs and assigns, all the 
grantor's lands, meadows, woods, pastures, feedings, commons, the 
rents and services and the reversions of all his free and villein tenants 
in Bereford St. Martin, Hurdecote, Cupton, Dunynton, Babstoke, 
Langeford and the parish of Fovente, which the grantor lately had 
in the said towns, parish or hamlets by gift and feoffment of Thomas 
Hungerford knight, as fully as the said Thomas formerly held the 
same. Witnesses : Lawrence de Sancto Martino. Thomas West 
knight, John de la Mare knight. Nicholas Bonham, Henry Gilberd, 
Oliver Harnham, Henry Haversham. Dated Bereford St. Martin, 
20 May 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 July. 

Writing of Thomas de Hungerford knight, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Master John Blaunchard archdeacon of Worcester, his 
heirs and assigns, of all the lands, meadows, woods, feedings, pastir 
commons, rents and services of free and villein tenants and reversions 
in Bereford St. Martin, Hurdecote, Cumpton, Dunynton, Babstoke, 
Langford and the pariah of Fovente which the said archdeacon has 
by grant of John Colyngborne clerk in the towns, parish and hamlets 
aforesaid. Witnesses (as the last). Dated Bereford St. Martin, 
10 June 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 July. 

Writing of John Colyngborne clerk, being a letter of attorney 
appointing Thomas Blaunchard of Coterigge to deliver to Master John 
Blaunchard archdeacon of Worcester seisin of all his lands. meadoWB, 
(roods, pastures, feedings, commons, the rente, services and reversions 

of all his free and villein tenant- in Bereford St. Martin, llm 

Cumpton, Dunynton, Babstoke, Langford and the p.irish of Fovente 

according to a charter to him made. Witnesses (<U above). I> 
Bereford St. Martin, 22 )h\ 10 Edward Ml. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 .July. 

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Indenture made between Edmund Laurence of the one part and 
Thomas Stanley parson of Treton, John Frauncois and Robert de 
Mistreton of the other part, being a lease to the said Thomas, John 
and Robert, their heirs and assigns, during the said Edmund's life 
at a yearly rent of 23 marks, to wit one moiety at Michaelmas and 
the other at Easter, of all the lands in the manor of Donmowe in 
Ireland which he had by lease of Sir John Darcy lord of Knayth, 
power being reserved to the said Edmund to distrain for arrears of 
the said rent, and to enter the premises again in his first estate if the 
same shall be three quarters of a year in arrear. Dated the morrow 
of Easter 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Edmund, Thomas 
and John, 13 July. 

Memorandum that on 14 July this year Thomas Hoddesdon, one 
of the attorneys of William Trussell producing letters patent, appeared 
in person in chancery and on behalf of the said William agreed that 
Thomas Milton, imprisoned in the Flete prison for money lately received 
of the said William in order to sail with him on the king's service 
over sea, should be set free ; whereupon order was given to the warden 
of the said prison to set the said prisoner free. 

July 20. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order by mainprise of David parson 
Westminster, of Broughton Haket, David ap Eynoun chaplain of Worcestershire, 
William de Penbroke and John Justice of London to stay the taking 
of the body of John Tyler of Worcestre 'skynner,' bringing this writ before 
the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas ; as lately 
by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take the said John's 
body so as to have him before the said justices at that day to answer 
Walter de Lee of Pershore on a plea of debt and detenue of 12Z., and 
the defendant is ready to answer and stand to right in all things, and 
has prayed for a stay of execution ; and the said David and the others 
have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 20Z. to have him before 
the said justices at the day named. 

July 13. To the sheriff of Hertford. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in favour 
Westminster, of Roger Taillour of Hicchun by mainprise of Roger atte More, John 
Berton of Hertfordshire, Thomas Purser and Hugh Pybaker of the 
city of London ; as lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the 
sheriff to take him if found etc. to answer John Brit as to rendering 
him chattels to the value of 100s. 

Membrane 2&d. 

Indenture of lease for 12 years with warranty, quit of all other charges, 
of the manor of Little Berkhampstede with all lands, rents, services, 
reversions, franchises, warrens and other profits of the lessor in the 
towns of Berkhampstede aforesaid, Hatfelde, Esyngdene and Bayford 
co. Hertford sometime of Sir John de Moeles, granted by William 
de Botreaux knight to Edmund de Hyndon, his executors and assigns, 
at a yearly rent of one rose at Midsummer for all services and demands, 
but doing the rents and services thereof due to the chief lords of the fee ; 
and grant and sale of all the cattle, corn, hay, vessels, goods and chattels 
therein to deal with at the pleasure of the lessee. Dated Berkhamp- 
stede, the last day of February 49 Edward III. French, 



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1375. Membrane 26i — cont. 

Indenture of William de Botreaux knight, reciting the foregoing lease, 
and granting with warranty to Edmund de Hyndon and his assigns 
during his life, and to his executors and assigns for one year Ion 
the manor of Little Berkhamstede with all the lands, ants. Bervioee, 
reversions, franchises, warrens and other profits of the lessor in the 
towns of Berkhamstede aforesaid, Hatfeld, Esyngdene and Bayford 
co. Hertford sometime of Sir John de Moeles, the tenants for life 
having attorned tenants to the said Edmund, to hold at the yearly 
rent of one rose at Midsummer doing for the lessor and his heirs tin- 
services thereof due to the chief lord of the fee. Covenant that tho 
said Edmund, his assigns and executors during the aforesaid term 
shall have great timber enough for ' housbote,' ' cartbote,' ' ploubote,' 
bridges and other things needful without waste, but shall fall no great 
oaks nor ashes growing upon the premises in order to give or sell the 
same or for other than reasonable cause, but shall have their profit 
of the branches of oaks and ashes as heretofore used to be there done. 
Dated Berkhamstede, 20 April 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing indentures by 
the said William, 11 July. 

Indenture made at London, Tuesday after the Annunciation 
40 Edward III, between William Botreaux knight and Walter Clopton, 
being a lease to the said Walter and his heirs with warranty for his life 
of all the lands, rents and services of the said William and all his 
liberties in Elyngham, without making waste, at a yearly rent of one 
rose at Midsummer for all demands save the king's service. Witnesses 
Thomas Chaundeler, William Taylour, Richard Sydenham, John Hulle, 
John Bays. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William, 11 July. 

Writing of Henry Leyk of Kensyngton, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to John Doget called Boterwyk and to his heirs of the 
17 acres of land in Knyghtebrigge co. Middlesex which the said John 
lately had of his gift and feoffment, whereof 10 acres lie in a field 
called ' Cranesfeld ' and 7 acres in a field called the ' Southfeld.' 
Witnesses : John Pycard, John Lorymer, John Orchard, Walter Page, 
John Croucher. Dated Knj'ghtbrigge, 12 Juty 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July. 

Indenture of lease for 60 years of the manors of Balygary, l.oiithe 
and Castelryng in Ireland, made by Edmund Laurence to Sir Philip 
Darcy lord of Knayth, his heirs and assigns, rendering yearly one 
rose at Midsummer for all services. Dated London, the nioiiow of 
Easter 40 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 13 July. 

Writing of Edmund Laurence, being a letter of attorney appoint 
Nicholas de la Stable and William de Lughteburgh to deliver to Sir 
Philip Darcy lord of Knayth seisin of the manors of Balij Louthe 
and Castelryng lor a term of 80 years, and to Thorn ItanJay 

parson of Treton, .John Pranoeoys and Robert de Miatreton sei 
of the manor of Asshe for the same term, also for term oi the said 
Edmund's lit p of all that be bad in the manor ..f Donemowe. 



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by lease of Sir John Darcy father of the said Philip. Dated the morrow 
of Easter 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July. 

July 14. Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn knight to William de Molyns knight. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied; in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire. 

Note that this recognisance was taken at Harewolde by Gerard de 
Braybroke, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestalem which is on the 
files for this }*ear. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture witnessing a gift made by William Coteller one of the 
king's janitors to Joan who was wife of John Barde tenant in chief, 
her executors and assigns, of the wardship of her said husband's 
lands in Bukinghamshire, taken into the king's hand by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of Durand his son and heir, to hold 
until the lawful age of the said heir, also the marriage of the said 
Durand, in the same manner as the said William ought to have that 
wardship and marriage, the king having lately granted him the 
wardship of all the said John's lands and the marriage of the said 
Durand, paying to the said William 10 marks 10s. at Christmas 
next ; and covenant by the said Joan that, in default of payment, 
it shall be lawful for the said William to enter again the said lands 
in Bukinghamshire and marry the said Durand to whom he will, 
this gift notwithstanding. Dated London, 3 July 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 23 July. 

Membrane 25d. 

Charter of John de Gildesburgh, giving with warranty to Henry 
de Coggeshale knight, Robert de Teye knight, Stephen de Navesby 
clerk, Clement Spice and Thomas Yonge, their heirs and assigns, all 
the lands, rents and services in the town of Heyestre late of Gilbert de 
Stanford knight, and granting them with like warranty all the estate 
of him the said John in all the lands, rents and services in the towns 
of Heyestre, Donmowe and Berneston which he lately purchased of 
fMaud who was wife of Thomas de Charnels knight and Elizabeth 
his wifef. Dated Westminster, Monday after St. Peter and St. Paul 
49 Edward III. 

Charter of John de Gildesburgh knight, giving with warranty to 
Henry de Coggeshale knight, Robert de Teye knight, Stephen de 
Navesby clerk and Clement Spice, their heirs and assigns, the manor 
of Wenynton the moiety of a third part thereof excepted, a 
messuage, 250 acres of land, 30 acres of pasture and 13s. 4d. of rent 
in Alvythele and Reynham. Dated (as the last). 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 3 July. 

Writing of Thomas de Hynton, son of William de Hynton by 
Brakkele and cousin and heir of Ralph de Wedon knight, being a grant 
and quitclaim with warranty to William de Wykeham bishop of 
Winchester, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Wedon in the Vale 
by Aylesbury and all lands, meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, 



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1875. Membrane 25d — cont. 

rents of free tenants and neifs, suits of court, views of frankpledge, 
wards, marriages, homages, escheats, releifs, aid-, fcallagi nsions 

of lands and rents at a term of life or of years, villenages, villeins and 
all that goes with them, mills, ponds, rivers, dikes, fisheries and ot 
profits, commodities etc. to the same belonging in the towns of 
Herdwyk, Wedon, Briddesthorne, Kolesham and Wengrave oo. 
Bukingham sometime of the said Ralph. Witnesses: Sir John 
Knyvet, Sir Peter Brewes, Sir John Aylesbury, Sir Roger Potenham, 
Sir Philip la Vache knights, John Arderne, William Cruiser knight, 
John Kyngesfold, William Neudegate, Peter atte Wode, Robert 
Loxlee, John Wacche, Hamelin Medham. Dated Suthwerk, l'O June 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July. 

Memorandum that in the 46th year of the reign Hugh Fastolf bought 
of Michael Mey of Lescluse in Flanders a ship called the ' Seintemarye- 
cogge ' with all her gear and other the goods therein ; and after on 
3 July in the 49th year the said Michael, appearing in person in the 
chancery at Westminster, acknowledged that the said Hugh truly 
paid him for the same, and thereof acquitted the said Hugh, craving 
that this should be enrolled upon the rolls of chancery. 

July 11. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order by mainprise of Richard de 

Westminster. Boolde knight, Edmund Laurence and Peter de Bolleroun of Lancashire 
to stay the taking of the bodies of William de Bredekirk, William de 
Aghton, John son of Lawrence de Thorneton and John de Etheleston 
the younger, bringing this writ and the other hereinafter mentioned 
before the justices at Westminster ; as they made a recognisance 
to Adam de Bikerstath for 120/. before Nicholas de Meeles then mayor 
of Preston in Amoundernesse and William de Dutton clerk there 
deputed to receive recognisances of debts, wherefore by writ the 
king ordered the sheriff if they were laymen to take their bodies and 
keep them in prison in safe custody until they should content the said 
Adam, giving notice to the said justices by letters under seal in the 
octaves of Michaelmas how he executed that writ ; and now the said 
William and the others have petitioned the king for a stay, for that 
a plea between the parties is pending before the justices of the Bench 
touching the conditions contained in an indenture between them, 
being a defeasance of the said recognisance, which tin- said William de 
Bredekirk and his fellows have heretofore truly kept and are ready 
to keep; and the said Richard and the others have mainperned in 
chancery under a pain of 120/. to have the defendants' bodies Ik fore 
the said justices at the day named. 

Indenture made between Edmund Laurence of the cue part and 
Thomas Stanley parson of Treton, John Fraunoeis and Robert de 
Mistreton of the other part, being a lea-.' for 80 years of the manor 
of Asshc, rendering yearlj 7 marks to the said Edmund and his assigns, 
one moiety at Michaelmas the other at I ber, payment t«> begin at 
Michaelmas next, power being reserved t" distrain for arrears; and 
if the lessor die within that term this lease shall determine. Dated 
the morrow of Easter 19 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Edmund, Thomas 
and John, 14 July. 



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1375. Membrane 24rf. 

Writing of Henry Lavenham, being a quitclaim to Stephen do 
Hoghton and Florence his wife of all lands, rents and services, meadows, 
feedings and pastures in Great Bardefeld and Little Bardefeld, with 
neifs and all that goes with them, which were of John Gyneye. 
Witnesses : John Botiller, John Fitz Rauffe, Richard Wynterflode, 
John Roo of Great Berdefeld. Dated Jakesley, Monday after 
St. Peter's Chains 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment before the chancellor in his lodging 
at Suthw} r k co. Norhampton, 9 August. 

Aug. 9. Stephen de Hoghton to Henry de Lavenham. Recognisance for 

Yardley. 45 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Cambridgeshire. 

Aug. 11. To the abbot and convent of St. John Colcestre. Request to grant 
Drayton. to Richard Gounfray clerk such a yearly pension of that house as shall 
befit the givers and should bind the receiver to them, making him 
letters patent thereupon under the chapter seal, and writing again 
by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as the abbot by reason 
of his new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the king's clerks 
at the king's nomination, until provision of a benefice shall by the 
abbot be made him ; and the king has nominated the said Richard, 
whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30602.] 

Charter of John de Herlyngg, giving with warranty to George de 
Felbrigge, Thomas Caus of Hokham, Master Walter Wyot clerk, Robert 
de Swafham parson of Westherlyngg and James de Heyham parson 
of Suthbirlyngham, their heirs and assigns, his manor of Corton and 
all other his lands, rents and services in the towns of Corton, Hopton, 
Gunton, Lowystoft, Blundeston, Oelton, Flyxton, Lound, Belton, 
Bradewelle, Gorlyston, Gapton and Westgernemuth or elsewhere 
within the hundred of Lodynglond, with liberties of folds in the said 
towns, a windmill in Corton, the service of free and villein tenants in 
the said towns, and all appurtenances and commodities thereto 
• belonging, also the reversion of the moiety of a messuage in Corton. 
Witnesses : John de Launey knight, Thomas Rose, John atte Welle 
of Walton the younger, Richard Turald, John Botyld, John Clerk, 
W T illiam Pycot. Dated Corton, Monday after the Translation of 
St. Thomas 49 Edward III. 

Charter of John de Herlyngg, giving with warranty to George de 
Felbrigge, Thomas Caus of Hokham, Master Walter Wyot clerk, 
Robert de Swafham parson of Westherlyng and James de Heyham 
parson of Suthbirlyngham, their heirs and assigns, his manors and 
advowsons of Estherlyngg and Quydenham with all lands, rents 
and services in Estherlyng, Quydenham, Brythenham, Bokynham and 
Croxton co. Norffolk, and the manor of Gnateshale with all lands, 
rents and services in Gnateshale and Hopton co. Suffolk. Witnesses : 
Robert de Mortuo Mari, Robert de Howard knights, Robert de Welham, 
Thomas Chauntecler, Henry de Pakenham. Dated Estherlyngg, 
Friday after St. Peter and St. Paul 49 Edward III. 

Charter of John de Herlyngg, giving with warranty to George de 
Felbrigge, Thomas le Caus of Hokham, Master Walter Wyot clerk, 



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1375. Membrane 24d — coni. 

Robert de Swafham parson of Westherlyngg and James de Beyham 

parson of Suthbirlyngham, their heirs and assigns, a mi in 

Lound, all the lands, rents and services in the towns of Lound, Hopton, 
Somerleton, Askebv and Blundeston which he lately poreha 
jointly with John de Wolterton clerk and John de Theinetham, and 
the advowson of Lound church. Witnesses: Robert de sfortuo Man 
knight, John de Hanney knight, Robert de Welham, Thomas Rt 
John atte Welle. Dated Lound co. Suffolk, Saturday after tin- 
Translation of St. Thomas 49 Edward 111. 

Charter of John de Herlyngg. giving with warranty to I de 

Fellebrigge, Thomas le Caus of Hoklnun. Blaster Walter Wyot, Etobert 
de Swotham (sic) parson of West herlyngg and .James de Heyham 
parson of Soutbyrlyngham, their heirs and assigns, his manor of Ely 
in Ely which he had by gift and feoffment of Thomas W'alkefare knight . 
Witnesses : Ralph de Hynton, John de Hereth, Thomas atte Wyke, 
Thomas Caunwill, John Clerk. Dated Ely. Saturday after the 
Translation of St. Benedict the Abbot 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters before 
the chancellor at Drayton co. Xorhampton, 12 August. 

Aug. 13. John Kent the king's serjeant for his good service is sent to the 
Drayton, prior and convent of Christ Church Canterbury, to take for life such 
maintenance in that house as Nicholas Wayte deceased had at t lk- 
king's command. By p.s. [30005.] 

Aug. 15. To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order by mainprise of John Bokelond 
Drayton, and John Aleynson to stay the taking of the body of William Silverhill 
of Overe, bringing this writ before the justices at Westminster ; as 
lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take the said 
William's body so as to have him before the said justices at a set day 
now to come in order to answer Ralph Bacheler upon a plea concerning 
the alleged debt and detenue of 100s. ; and the said William is ready 
to answer and stand to right in all things, praying a stay ; and the 
said John and John, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
under a pain of 10/. to have him before the said justices the day the 
said writ is returnable. 

Aug. 16. Richard de Careswell the king's serjeant is sent to the prior and 

Drayton, convent of Goldcleve, to take for life such maintenance in that house 

as John Seys deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30013. J 

Aug. 12. To the abbot and convent of St. Mary Glastonbury. Request to 
Drayton. grant to William Daune the king's clerk such a yearly pension of that 
house as shall befit the givers and should bind the receiver to them, 
making him letters patent thereupon under the chapter seal, and 
writing again by the bearer what they will do at this request ; as the 
abbot by reason of his new creation Lb bound in such a pension to one 
of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision oi a benefice 

be by the abbot made him ; and the king ha- nominated the .-aid 
William, whose advancement he ha- at heart. By p.s. [30003. J 

Aug. 20. William Hende is sent to the prior and convent of Trentham, to 

Nassington. take for life such maintenance 111 that house asThoa ford d< 

had at the king's command. By p.*. [90619.] 



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1375. Membrane 24d — cont. 

Aug. 15. Nicholas Wyttele one of the king's hunters, for his good service 

Drayton. and for other particular causes, is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Milton co. Dorset, to take such maintenance in that house as Walter 

Stodeley deceased or any other heretofore had therein at the command 

of the king or his forefathers. By p.s. [30610.] 

Aug. 24. To the sheriff of Notyngham. Order by mainprise of William de 
Blatherwick. Wyntworth of Yorkshire, Thomas de Bukyngham of Bukinghamshire, 
Thomas Shocere of Yorkshire and John Depyng of Lincolnshire to 
stay the taking of the bodies of William de Fournyvalle, John de 
Walkemulle and John ' of the Hulle,' bringing this writ before the 
king's justices when John Clegge shall be convicted of the felony 
hereinafter mentioned ; as on their behalf it is shewn the king that, 
by procurement of certain their enemies, they are indicted for aiding 
and abetting the death of Robert Barbour, [slain] by John Clegge 
it is said, who is not yet convicted thereof, and for harbouring the 
said John Clegge, that they have many times offered the sheriff 
mainpernors, according to the statute lately published at Westminster 
wherein it is contained that those indicted for such abetting and 
harbouring are replevisable until the principals shall be convicted 
of such felonies, but that the sheriff has refused to accept them, and 
contrary to the statute has deferred and does yet defer to set free the 
said prisoners by such mainprise ; and the said William de Wyntworth 
and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
body for body to have the said prisoners before the king or his justices 
at the king's command to stand to right concerning the charges aforesaid, 
when John Clegg shall be so convicted. 

Membrane 23d. 

Writing of Agnes Baret, sometime wife of John Forstall of the 
parish of Bixle, being a quitclaim with warranty to Richard Elin 
citizen and baker of London, his heirs and assigns, of a field of land 
called the Doune and a grove called Dounegrove in the said parish. 
Dated London, 10 July 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancerv at Westminster, 
24 July. 

Indenture of demise made to the king by Walter Amy as, John 
Abraham, John Doune, John Prat clerks and Ralph de Walsham of 
the castle and county of Pembroke, the castles and lordships of Tynby 
and Kylgarren and the commote of Oystrelowe in Wales, to hold 
until Martinmas next and thenceforward for a term of 18 years, at which 
time John son and heir of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke will 
come of age, and after that term to the said heir and to the heirs of 
his body with remainder, for lack of such issue, to the king and his 
heirs ; reciting licence given to the said earl at his request by the 
king's letters patent in the 43rd year of his reign to make to whom he 
pleased a feoffment of the premises, which are held in chief, and to 
such persons to take and have seisin thereof, and to give the same to 
the said earl and to the heirs of his body with remainder, for lack of 
issue, to the king and his heirs, that by virtue of the said licence the 
earl made a feoffment to the said Walter, John Abraham, John Doune, 
John Prat and David Perky n clerks, the said Ralph and Thomas de 



EDWARD 111. _, 



1375. Membrane 23d — cont. 

Cryckelade and to their heirs, that the said David and Thorn 

now dead, that the earl died without beu a enfeoffed then 

John his son and heir being within age, that the king would hv law 
have the wardship of the said heir if such feoffment had again been 
made to the earl in his life time, ami that it is lawful and reasonable 
that so far as may be the king be saved harmless. Witnesses : William 
bishop of Winchester, Master Adam de Houtun bishop <>t St. I>a\ 
Sir William Latymer the chamberlain, Sir John de Neville steward oi 
the household, Sir John Knyvet the chancellor, Sir Richard Lescro 
the treasurer, Sir Nicholas Carreu keeper of the privy seal, Sir John 
de Cavendissh the chief justice, Sir Robert Bealknap chief justice of 
the Common Bench, Sir William Tank chief baron of the exchequer. 
Dated Westminster, 21 April 4!) Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Walter and Ralph 
23 July. 

Writing of William Stanwyg parson of Althorp in the diocese of 
Lincoln, being a release to Sir John de Scarle and John de Walt ham 
clerk, executors of Sir Nicholas de Spaigne late parson of the said 
church, for a sum of money in hand paid to the said William, of all 
actions, plaints and demands before judges ecclesiastical or secular 
for repair of the chancel, books and ornaments of the church, the 
houses, gates, walls or rivers of the rectorv or otherwise. Dated 
London, 14 July 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 August. 

Aug. 13. John abbot of St. John Colcestre to William de Bursts]] clerk. 
Drayton. Recognisance for 10/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 22<1. 

Writing of William de Brightlegh of Devon and Lawrence his brother, 
being a quitclaim to John Doget of Butterwyk and Alice his wife and 
to the heirs and assigns of the said John, and also to Reyna who was 
wife of Robert de Cayton, her heirs and assigns, of all and singular the 
rents hereinafter mentioned and the manor of Dukel by Totenham 
co. Middlesex and the lands likewise hereinafter mentioned : reciting 
a feoffment of the said manor by the said William lately made by 
charter indented to the said Robert, Reyna and John, their heirs 
and assigns, at a yearly rent of 10 marks payable at Michaelmas ami 
Easter by even portions to the said William, his heirs and assigns, 
power being reserved to them, if that rent he three days in mi. mi 
after any term and after being by them or another in their name 
demanded in the church ..f St. Margaret Lotheburj London or in the 
said manor, to enter and hold the same again in then formei estate 
without challenge of the said feoffees, unless within fifteen days aft 
such entry full payment should he made thereof with I8d. a da) for 
cost- and expenses of their agent so entering the manor and demanding 

the -Mil rent fur e\erv da\ after such entry; and reciting that the 

said Robert and John aftei granted to the said William. In- heirs and 
assigns, l'» mark- 2d. of yearly rent t i be taken > E&ohaelmas and 
Easter by even portion of all their tenements iii the parishes of 



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St. Margaret Lothebury andAllhallows Bredstrete in the city of London, 
and that the said William by writing indented made a defeasance 
of that rent so long as the first rent by the said charter indented reserved 
should be fully paid, provided that if the first rent should without the 
deed of him the said William, his heirs or assigns, be brought to nought 
in part or in whole, it should be lawful for him and them to levy of 
the second rent so much as should not be paid of the first, and that if the 
first rent should not be fully paid and sufficient distress might not be 
found in the said lands of Duket, or if the entry of the said William, 
his heirs or assigns, upon those lands for the first rent unpaid or distress 
taken for the same should be hindered by the said Robert or any 
other tenant thereof, it should be lawful for them of the second rent 
to take and have so much as should be unpaid of the first rent, so that 
the said W 7 illiam, his heirs and assigns, should ever have and take 
one rent or other until they should enter again the lands of Duket 
and hold the same for three weeks after such entry without being 
contented of the rent as aforesaid ; and reciting further that the said 
William after granted the said rent for life to the said Lawrence 
and his assigns, that after the said Robert's death the said John 
Doget made a release of the said manor to the said Reyna, and that 
she after made a feoffment thereof to the said John Doget and Alice 
and to the heirs of the said John by name of a messuage, 300 acres of 
land, 15 acres of meadow, 14 acres of wood and 4S)d. of rent in Totenham 
and Hauringeseye co. Middlesex which her said husband and she and 
the said John Doget lately had by gift and feoffment of William 
de Brighlegh (sic) of Devon, cousin and heir of John de Stouford. 
Witnesses : John de Scordissh, Richard Forster, John Wroth the 
younger, Nicholas de Exton, Roger Laget, John Goldyng the elder, 
John Whytwelle. Dated 10 May 48 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Brightlegh, 31 August this 
year, before Henry Percehay by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus 
jiotestatem, which is on the files for this year. 

Writing of Roger de Harleston, being a quitclaim to Sir Robert 
de Swyllyngton the uncle knight, Walter de Preston and John Broun 
chaplains, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Wympole co. 
Cantebrigge which he the said Roger had by gift and feoffment of 
Sir Warin de Bassyngburne of Wympole, and of all lands, rents and 
services which he had by gift of the said Warin in the towns of Wympole, 
Aruyngton, Craweden, Orwell, Malketon, Barneton and Everisdon 
in the said county. Dated Westminster 10 October 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
12 October. 

Charter of John Dautry, son and heir of John Dautry of Carleton 
in Craven, being a gift and quitclaim with warranty to Robert de 
Plesynton, his heirs and assigns, of all lands etc. in the towns of Great 
Eccleston, Kyrkham and Kyrkpulton in Amnoudernesse (sic) which the 
said Robert holds by grant of the said John the son or which ever were 
of William Bartaille. Dated Great Eccleston, 6 September 49 
Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 October. 

Oct. 6. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of William Tomer, 

Westminster. William Lark and John Hygyn of London to stay altogether the 



49 EDWARD 111. 



1375. Membrane 2'ld—cont. 

farther execution of the king's Late writ ordering the sheriffs to cause 
Richard Pountenay and Robert Pountenay esquires to come before 

them, and to compel the said Richard and Robert to find mainpern 
who, under a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon them for which the 
sheriffs would answer, would mainpern the said Richard and Robert 

that they should do or procure no bodily hurt or barm to John 
Wolscroue chaplain, and if they should refuse, to commit them 
the nearest gaol there to abide until they would willingly so do, and 
if the said Richard and Robert or one of them be taken by virtu.- of 
that writ, order to set them or either of them free without delay ; as 
that writ issued at the suit of the said John Wolscroue, averring that 
he was by the said Richard and Robert grievously threatened in Life 
and limbs ; but the said William and the others, appearing in person 
in chancery, have mainperned for them as aforesaid under a pain of 
100 marks. 

Oct. 22. John de Arundell knight, son of Richard earl of Arundell, to LVo 

Westminster, fitz Waryn knight, John de Chelreye clerk and Richard de Bfarlebergh, 

executors of Agnes Mautravers. Recognisance for 1,200 marks. 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Chelreye. 

Oct. 22. William Whyther of Dorset to John Pokeswelle, John Hundresfeld 

Westminster, and John Tracy. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in Dorset. 

John Pokeswelle, John Hundresfeld and John Tracy to William 
Whyther. Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in Dor- 
Writing of Robert Lambourne clerk, being a genera] release t<> 
John de Bisshopeston clerk, his heirs and executors, of all actions 
real and personal. Dated London. 20 October 49 Edward 111. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 October. 

Membrane 2 b/. 

Aug. 15. John Lamburne is sent to the abbot and convent of Athelyngnye, 

Drayton. to take for life such maintenance in that house as Walter de Stodeley 

deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30609.] 

Aug. 31. John Wyght of Kyngeston the king's serjeant is Bent to the prior 

Rockingham, and convent of Andevcre, to take for life such maintenance in that 
house as John Westele deceased had there likewise at the king's 
command. By p.s. [30636.] 

Sept. 1. To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of the city 
Rockingham, of London. Order, for particular causes, to cause proclamation to 
be made within that port on the king's behalf forbidding anj merchant 
or other native or alien by virtue of any command of the king to the 
collectors heretofore made or otherwise after Michaelmas next until 
further order to take any wool, hides or woolfells over to anj foreign 
parts, or cause them to b ken, under pain oi forfeiture, but bo 

suffer all such merchant* so to do without Let until ti the 

eu ■ and duties being first paid. Bj k. and I . 

[Feeder a. \ 



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The like to the collectors in the port of Gippewych and in nine 
oilier ports ; also to the sheriff of Dorset, mutatis mutandis. 
[Ibid.] 

Aug. 24. To Adam de Eveiyngham and his fellows, guardians of the peace 
Blatherwick. and justices of oyer and terminer in Notynghamshire. Order, if 
William de Fournyvalle, John de Walkemulle and John ' of the Hulle ' 
be before them indicted for aiding and abetting the death of Robert 
Barbour, [slain] by John Clegge who is not yet convicted it is said, 
and for harbouring the said John Clegge, and if John Clegge be not 
yet convicted, to stay the exigents and the publication of outlawry 
against them and command the same to be stayed until the said 
principal shall be convicted ; as the king has learned that they are 
so indicted, and that the said justices are purposing to proceed against 
them on those charges although John Clegge is not yet convicted, 
which if it were suffered would tend to contempt of the king and to 
a breach of the law and custom of England. 

Sept. 3. To the sheriff of Berkshire. Order by mainprise of Thomas Taillour, 

Rockingham. William Morton, John Welewas and William Palmere to stay the 
taking of the body of any of the tenants of the manor of Farendon, 
although lately by writ the king ordered the sheriff to commit to prison 
all men and tenants of the said manor conspiring and confederate 
together, whom by inquisition or otherwise he should find to have 
done or attempted aught which may tend to a breach of the peace, 
there to be kept in safe custody until they should find security to stand 
to right in that behalf ; as the said Thomas and the others, tenants 
of the said manor appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned 
each for other and for the residue of the said tenants to answer before 
the king or elsewhere as he will appoint to any who will make complaint, 
and to stand to right concerning the premises. 

Sept. 7. Alexander de la Buterie the king's Serjeant is sent to the abbot and 

Rockingham, convent of Fountains, to take for life such maintenance in that house as 

John Salleye deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30648.] 

Sept. 22. To the maj^or and constable of the staple of the town of St. Botolph. 
Westminster. Order, upon the petition of John Credy and Francis Johanni merchants 
of the old Stross' of Florence, by mainprise of the said John of the 
fellowship of the old Stross', Peter Mark of the fellowship of the 
Albertini and Peter Peragle of the fellowship of the new Stross', 
to cause certain wool to be dearrested and delivered to the said mer- 
chants to make their advantage thereof at their pleasure, and if there be 
cause wherefore they ought not so to do, order to be before the king 
and council at Westminster within eight days after the receipt of 
these presents to shew forth the same and further to do and receive 
what shall then and there be by the council appointed, bringing this 
writ ; as their petition shews that at the said town the said John and 
Francis bought 29 sarplers of wool and marked the same with their 
mark, that at the suit of John Driffeld and others the said wool is 
in that staple arrested for particular causes, and that the mayor and 
constable have taken no heed to receive the said merchants to make 
their excuses touching the same, praying for remedy ; and the said 
John Credy, Peter and Peter, appearing in person before the king and 



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council, have mainperned to answer touching the premises and for 
the said wool before the council at Westminster or before tin- mayor 
and constable in the said staple, as shall be by the king and council 
appointed. 

Sept. 27. John Brodok of London ' fisshmongere ' to Richard Ifory of 
Westminster. Clerkenwell. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Charter of Thomas Boudy chaplain, giving with warranty to William 
Walworth, Agnes who was wife of Adam FraunceyB, Simon tie Mordon, 
William Haldene, John Aubrey, Nicholas Brembre, John Philip 
John Fifhyde, John Ussher and William Whetelee citizens of London, 
their heirs and assigns, 10 acres of land in Eye sometime of John de 
Padyngton, and granting to them with the like warranty the reversion 
of a messuage, 34 acres of land and H acre of meadow in the town of 
Eye sometime of John de Padyngton, and of all other lands, rents 
and services late of John de Padyngton in the towns of Eye and 
Westminster now held for life by William But and Joan his wife with 
reversion to him the said Thomas. Witnesses: Walter Leycestre, 
Richard Rook, Roger de Sudburv, Robert Hagbourne, William de 
Hulle. Dated Eye, 20 August 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 September. 

Sept. 9. To the abbess and convent of Godestowe. Order to giant to John 

Westminster, de Wendlyngburgh the younger the king's clerk such a yearly pension 
in that house as shall befit the givers and should hind the receiver to 
them, making him thereupon letters patent under the chapter seal, 
and writing again without delay what they will do ; as the abbess 
by reason of her new creation is bound in such a pension to one of the 
king's clerks at the king's nomination, until provision of a benefice 
shall by the abbess be made him ; and the king has nominated the 
said John, whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30651 

Oct. 11. Richard Sampson is sent to the abbot and convent of Thornton, 

Eltham. to have such maintenance as John atte Halle deceased or any other 

had in that abbey. By p.s. [30709.] 

Writing of John de Bisshopeston clerk, being a receipt and 
acquittance to Robert Lambourne clerk and Thomas Brodok for 20 
marks in full of all moneys due to this date : and a general release 
to them of all actions real and personal. Dated London. 20 July 
4!) Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 October. 

Membrane 20i. 

July 15. To Edward prince of Wales duke of Cornwall and earl ^i Ch< 

Westminster. Order on sight of these present- forthwith to Bend express commands 
to his ministers within the said principality and county to publish 
in singular the ports and places therein (In- truce now uewlj in 
between the kin- and bis adversaries of France, the form whei 

* Tin; w arrant is dated Rockingham oa pt. l". 



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the king is sending to him upon a schedule enclosed, and to cause the 
same to be kept. 
[Fader a.) 

July 15. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Like order to cause the 

Westminster, said truce, the form whereof the king is sending upon a schedule 
enclosed, to be proclaimed in those counties, and to be kept. 

The like to singular the sheriffs and to the cities throughout England ; 
also to William Latymer constable of Dovorre castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant there. 
[Ibid.] 

Truce made and agreed generally and universally by land and sea 
between the king and his adversary of France for them, their children, 
the said adversary's brethren, their subjects, allies, auxiliaries and 
adherents whatsoever, their realms, lands, countries, dominions, 
powers and districts, and especially for John duke of Brittany and 
Henry calling himself king of Castille, their subjects etc., the realm 
of Castille and other realms held by the said Henry, his lands etc. 
This truce shall begin in Pykardy and Vermondoys, in all the country 
this side the river Oyse and all the realm of England on the day of 
the date of these presents, to wit 27 June, the seaports excepted where 
it shall begin on the day hereinafter declared, in Normandy, France 
and Champaigne, Burgundy and Doulphyne 2 July next, in Brittany, 
Anjow, Mayne and Torayne 7 July, in Paitow, Santonge, Engemoys, 
Auv[er]gn, Lymosyn, Berry and Bourbonoys and in the county of 
Ferois 16 July, in Agenoys, Bourdoloys, Gaconnoys, Berne, Bigore 
and other parts of Guyen and Langedoc and generally in all other 
parts of the realm of France not herein named 22 July, in the realm 
of Castille 2 August, by sea from Lescluse in Flanders to the mouth 
of the Sayne and throughout the ports of England opposite 9 July, 
from the mouth of the Sayne to Rochel and throughout the ports 
in England opposite 17 July, from la Rochel to Burdeux and Baion 
22 July, and generally throughout the other ports and portions of the 
realm of France, England and Castille and other the dominions of 
the said kings, their allies etc. by land and sea 2 August ; and the 
same shall last from the days above mentioned until the last day of 
June 1376 at sunrise in every country. French. 

[Ibid.] 

Oct. 3. Thomas Torell to Thomas de Newenham clerk, John Ednesore and 

Westminster. Thomas Rocheford. Recognisance for 80/., to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in Cambridgeshire, 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas de Newenham 
and John. 

Sept. 19. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order by mainprise of Nicholas Blake 
Westminster, of Ware and John Warenner of Ware of Hertfordshire to stay the 
further execution of the king's late writ ordering the sheriff to attach 
Maud Broke of Spaldyng so as to have her before the justices at 
Westminster in the octaves of Michaelmas to answer as well the king 
as Richard Smelt of Ware wherefore without reasonable cause and 
the said Richard's licence she withdrew from his service before the 
term agreed, contrary to the ordinance by the king and council 



49 EDWARD III. 



1375. Membrane 20d—cont. 

made for the common weal, and if she be taken for that cause to set 
her free without delay, bringing this writ before the said Justin 
the said Nicholas and John, appearing in person in chanoery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 101. to have her body before tl. 
justices at that day. 

Charter of Blanche Wake lady of Lydell, giving with warranty to 
John de Oustwyk, Robert de Garton rector of Snavea and Richard 

son of John Thorgot, their heirs and assigns. 35 acres of land, s a< 

I rood of meadow, 6J acres of pasture and alder wood in Great T 

as fully as the said Blanche had the same by gift and feoffment of 
Nicholas de Sutton parson of Great Wygbergh, John de la Rokel, 
William de la Rokel late parson of Reddegrave and Adam Waryn 
of Colcestre. Witnesses: Sir Richard de Waldegrave, Sir Robert 
Corbet, Sir Robert de Teye knights. John de Burgh parson of Colne 
Wake, John atte Hill, John Colop. Dated Brunne castle, the morrow 
of Michaelmas 48 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Westdepyng, 7 April Last, 
before Richard de Treton clerk by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus 
fotestatem, which is on the files for this year. 

Writing of William de Montagu earl of Salisbury and lord of -Man, 
being a release to Richard de Chaddeslee his clerk of all actions to 
date, as he has rendered to the carl before the auditors appointed for 
the purpose a final account for the time he was receiver of the earl's 
treasure, and the earl has received of him full payment of all debts, 
accounts and arrears. DatedLondon, 1 0ctober4!) Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 

II October. 

Writing of Thomas de Bysshopeston, son and heir of Roger do 
Bysshopeston, granting with warranty to Richard de Kyngton parson 
of Scheldon and Richard Botillcr chaplain, their heirs and assigns, 
the reversion of the manor of Larkestoke co. Gloucestre, a messuage 
in Bysswode, a field called Sorelesfeld in Lapworth, a messuage and 
croft in Lapworthe sometime held in bondage by Walter Bonde with 
the body of Thomas son of Walter atte Knyhtes and all thai goes 
with him, all the outwood of Bysswode. the manor of Bysswode and 
all the lands, rents and services in Lapworthe and Rowynton sometime 
held by Maud de Cantelowe, thirteen messuages, eight \ irgates of land, 
10 acres of meadow, 4 acres of wood, 30 acres of waste and 8s. of rent 
in Pipewell and Waresleye co. Wircestre with the bodies of aeifa there 
dwelling and all that goes with them, and all the lands, rents and 
-. i\ ices in Hulle and in More by Fladebury co. Wircestre and in Lyndon 
co. Warrewyk sometime held by .loan who was wife of Thomas de 
Bysshopeston with the mils dwelling in Hulle and More afi 
and all that goes with them, all now h< Id for life without impeachment 
of waste by Beatrice de Bysshopt ston with reversion aft< r her death 
to him the said Thomas son of Ro er. Witnesses: John Pecchee, 
Thomas de Erdyngton knights, Richard de Whitacre, John Walshe, 
Richard liusshel. Dated Sheldon, Sunday before St. M 
•Is I'.duard III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment a< Sheldon, Tuesdav hel 
St. Margaret last, before Rogei de Kirketon, by rirtui of the hi 
writ pf dedimtu votestatem, which i- on the 61< 



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Oct. 20. John Parker of Olneye to William Lovet lord of Lyscombe. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 240/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Warwickshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Indenture made on Sunday after St. Michael in Monte Tumba 
49 Edward III, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon 
condition that John Parkere of Olneye or some other in his name 
pay to William Lovet lord of Lyscoumbe or to his attorney at Lyscombe 
40/. in the octaves of St. Martin next, 40/. in the octaves of St. Hilary 
following, and 40/. in the octaves of Easter following. Dated London, 
as above. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William in the chancery 
at Westminster, 20 October. 

Oct. 20. William Peraunt is sent to the prior and convent of Andevere, to 

Westminster, have for life such maintenance in that priory as John de Westle 

deceased had at the king's command. [See p.s. 30729-3 

Membrane 19c/. 

Sept. 2. To the sheriff of York. Order by mainprise of William Wyghtman, 

Rockingham. John atte Halle and John Depyng of Lincolnshire to stay the taking 
of the body of Robert de Markham chaplain, bringing this writ before 
the justices of the Bench ; as by writ de judicio, tested by Robert 
Belknap chief justice of the Bench, the king ordered the sheriff to 
take the said defendant so as to have him before the chief justice 
and his fellows at a set day yet to come, to answer Joan who was 
wife of Thomas de Fournyvalle knight concerning an alleged trespass 
at Treton ; and now on behalf of the said defendant petition is made 
to the king for a stay, as he is ready to answer her the day the said 
writ is returnable and to stand to right in all things, and the said 
William, John and John, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 10 marks to have him before the said 
justices at the aforesaid day. 

Charter of John Doget called Boterwik citizen of London, giving 
with warranty to William Walworth, Agnes who was wife of Adam 
Fraunceys, Simon de Mordon, William Haldene, John Aubrey, Nicholas 
Brembre, John Philipot, John Fifhide, John Ussher and William 
Whetelee citizens of London, their heirs and assigns, all his lands, 
rents and services and the reversions of all such in the towns and 
parishes of Westminster, Eye, Knyghtebrigge, Kensyngton, Brompton, 
Chelchhethe, Totenham and Haryngeay and elsewhere in Middlesex, 
with meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, hedges, ditches, ways, 
commons, suits of court etc. Witnesses : John Shordych, William 
atte Watre, John Samford, Thomas de Waudene, Ivo de Fulham, 
John Fraunkleyn, William Brienge, William Hulle. Dated 
Westminster, 20 August 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 September. 

Sept. 27. William Catour of Redyng to Nicholas de Carreu. Recognisance 
Westminster, for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Berkshire. 



49 EDWARD III. 267 



1375. Membrane l ( .)d — con'. 

Aug. 15. John Stygeyn messenger of the king's ohambei it to the prior 

Drayton, and convent of Christ Church London, to take for life Bach maintenance 

of that house as Walter de Stodeley deceased used to have therein. 

By p.s. [30608.] 

Writing of Thomas Hynton, cousin and heir of Ralph de Wedon 
knight, being a quitclaim to Hugh Cheyne of the manor of Rolveston 
co. Leycester. Dated 10 September 49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 October. 

Writing of Agnes de Sonderlond, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Thomas son of Thurstan de Tildeslegh, his heirs and assigns, of all 
messuages, lands etc. which she had in the hamlet of Chaydok in the 
town of Tildeslegh. Dated Crebelgate London, Friday after Michaelmas 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 October. 

Oct. 19. Richard Stury knight to John de Dounham. Recognisance for 

Westminster. 1,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Worcestershire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Dounham to Richard Stury knight. Recognisance for 
1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Norhamptonshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 18d. 

Writing of John Wyneslowe of Honysdon the elder, being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Wynselowe the younger his brother. William 
Eynsham, Philip Yonge, John Cosyn citizens and pepperers of London 
and John Wiltshire of Heydon co. Essex, their heirs and assigns, of 
all right present or future in all the lands, rents and services now 
held by his said brother and the others in the town of Honysdon 
sometime of John Wynselowe his father. Witnesses : John Rugewyne, 
Richard Brawghyng, Nicholas Blake the younger, Richard Heyle, 
William Rokesburgh, Thomas Boukoc, John Parker of Honysdon. 
Dated Honysdon, 19 October 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 October. 

Writing of William Lovet lord of Liscoumbe. being a quitclaim 
with warranty to John Parker of Olneye, his heirs and assigns, of 
the manor of Holte with appurtenances in Warwykshire and 
Leycestreshire. Witnesses : William de Spaygne of Medbume, 
William Dextre of Halghton, Ralph Nbtyngnam of Blaston, John 
atte Welle of Drayton, William Nel <>f tin- same. Dated London, 
Saturday after St. Michael in Monte Tumba 4!» Edward HI. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 October. 

Oct. 23. Thomas de Graunteon, John Broumwych and John de Eylkeford 
Westminstor. knights and John de Oldecastel to John de Blount tgu knight. Joint 
and several recognisance for 400 mark-. t<> he Levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent. 

17 



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Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition 
that Sir Thomas de Grauntson, Sir John Brumwych, Sir John de 
Eyllesford knights and John de Oldecastel shall pay or cause to be 
paid 400 marks to Sir John Mountagu knight, his attorney or executors 
in London at the Temple church in ' Fletestre ' within three years from 
this date, to wit 44Z. 8s. 10|d. at Easter next, 44£. 8s. \0^d. at Michaelmas 
following or within a quinzaine of those terms, and so from year to 
.year until the whole be paid. Dated London, 24 October the same 
year. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 October. 

Indenture of defeasance of the warranty clause in a deed of quitclaim 
enrolled of the manor of EtonTregos co. Hereford, made to Sir Thomas 
de Grauntson knight by Sir John de Mountagu knight, witnessing 
that Sir Thomas, his heirs or assigns, shall take no advantage thereof 
by writ of warranty of charter, voucher or otherwise save only to bar 
any action of Sir John and his heirs in time to come. Dated London, 
22 October 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 October. 

Writing of John Mountagu knight, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to Thomas de Grauntson knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor 
of Eton Tregos co. Hereford. Witnesses : Edmund de Mortuo Mari 
earl of March, Gilbert Talbot, John Lovel, John Bromwych, John 
Eylesford, John de la Wode knights, John Oldecastell, Philip Holgot. 
Dated Eton aforesaid, Friday the feast of St. Matthew 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 October. 

Oct. 27. William Archebaud ' assewer ' is sent to the abbot and convent of 

Westminster. Glastonbury, to take for life such maintenance in that house as Walter 

Wyght deceased had at the king's command. By p.s. [30738.] 

Oct. 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Thomas Dedemore 

Westminster, and William de London to stay the taking of the body of John 
Dedemore clerk, although lately upon the petition of John Torold and 
William Legge of London ' carter,' averring that the said clerk 
threatened them in their bodies and limbs, the king ordered the sheriffs 
to cause him to come before them, and to compel him to find 
mainpernors who, under a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon them, 
would mainpern him that he should cause or procure no hurt or harm 
to the complainants, and if he should refuse, to commit him to Neugate 
gaol, there to be kept in safe custody until he would willingly so do ; 
as the said Thomas and William de London, appearing in person in 
chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 40Z. that he shall cause 
or procure no bodily hurt or harm to the complainants. 

Writing of Walter Colingbourne, being a quitclaim with warranty 
to William Hechecok of Chaldebourne, his heirs and assigns, of all 
lands, rents and services in the town of Andovere co. Hampton sometime 
of John Ingulf. Witnesses : Michael Skyllyng, Nicholas Bray, Edmund 
Spircok, Robert May, John London. Dated Andovere, the feast of 
All Saints 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 September (sic). 



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1375. Membram \6d — cunt. 

Writing of John Osbern, one of the executors of Godfreyde la Rotate, 
being a receipt and acquittance to Robert <lr Muskham clerk for -<•/. 
in part of a greater sum. Dated London, 3 June 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 November. 

Membrane 17'/. 

Oct. 22. Richard de Claypole to John de Beverle esquire. Elecognisanoe for 

Westminster. 60/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Surrey. 

Writing of Reynold Berneres parson of Depedene, John Ghareman 
of Riclyngg and Richard Haselbech perpetual vicar of Wymbisch, 
being a grant to Robert de Lamborne parson of Wymbisch for his 
life of a yearly rent of 100s., to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas 
by even portions of all their lands in the towns of Wymbisch, Thaxestede 
and the hamlet of Yerdlee co. Essex sometime of John de Wymbisch 
and John Elys, with power to distrain for arrears. Witness 
Thomas Brodok, John Freman, John Hervy, William Colwelle, 
John Michel, John Schepherde, John Jemes. Dated Wymbisch, 
1 October 47 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 October this year. 

Charter of Thomas Kyng of Totenham, cousin and heir of John 
Bernes citizen and alderman of London, giving with warranty to 
Henry bishop of Wircestre, Nicholas Carewe, Richard Lyons and 
Henry Medbourne clerk, their heirs and assigns, all lands, rent- and 
services and the reversions of tenants whatsoever, when they shall 
fall in, which the said Thomas has in the towns of Edelmeton, Totenham 
and Schordich co. Middlesex and Elthain co. Kent, except 10 a< 
of wood in Totenham called Berwyswode and 5 acres of meadow in 
that town, all which premises were sometime of the said John Bernes. 
Witnesses : Sir John Knyvet then chancellor, Sir John Cavendissh 
and Sir Robert Bealknap then justices, John Wroth, William Pym me, 
John Goldyng. Dated Edelmeton, 24 October 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Loudon. 
25 October. 

Charter of Adam Berden rector of St. Mary atte Hulle London and 
John Stokyngbury citizen and fishmonger of London, demising to 
Isabel who was wife of William Olneye late citizen and fishmoc 
of London, her heirs and assigns, all the lands, rent- etc. in Sopereslane 
in the parish of St. Pane-race London, in breadth between Bopereslane 
on the east and a tenement of Adam Stable on the west, and in length 
extending from Yeuwenelane towards the south to a void piece of 
ground in Sopereslane towards the north, sometime of .John Olneye 
knight, which they had by bequest of her said husband, as contain, d 

in his will proved, published and enrolled in the busting of London 
holden for pleas of land on Monday before St. Margaret 19 Edward 
III; William Walworth being then mayor of London, Richard 
Lyouna and William Wodehoua sheriffs, and Adam Stable alderman 
of the ward. Witnesses: John Eaddele, William K i John Dovy, 
John Organ. Dated London, Saturday the Nativity ol St. Mary 

the same year. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Adam in the ohanoery 
at Westminster - 1 I October 



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Sept. 22. William de Eyston of Istelworth is sent to the abbot of Peterborough, 

Westminster, to have such maintenance in that abbey as Reynold Barber deceased 

had at the king's command. By p.s. [30672.] 

Thomas de Eyston of Istelworth is sent to the abbot of Pippewell, 
to have such maintenance in that abbey as William de Eyston 
his brother lately had at the king's command. By p.s. [30675.] 

Charter of Ralph de Restwold, giving his manors with warranty 
to William de Shiltwode parson of Chelreye, William Baylemond and 
John de Foreye and to their heirs, namely the manor of Crowemersh 
Giffard co. Oxford with all other his lands in that county, his manor 
of la Lee co. Berkes with all his lands in that county, and his manor 
of la Ltyle co. Wiltesir with all other his lands in that county. Witnesses : 
Gilbert Wace, William Mackeneye knights, Henry Stormy, Robert 
Lenham, Thomas Doyly, Andrew de Stratton. Dated Crowemersh 
Gyffard, the feast of St. Luke 38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 October this year. 

Charter of William de Shiltwode parson of Chelreye, William 
Baylemond and John de Foreye, giving their manors, namely the manors 
of Crowemerssh Gyffard co. Oxford, la Lee co. Berkes and la Hyle 
co. Wiltesir, with all their lands in those counties which they lately 
had by gift of Ralph de Restwold, to the said Ralph and his assigns 
during his life, and after his death to him and his executors for ten 
years longer, with remainder after that term to William his son and 
to the heirs male of William's body, remainder for lack of such issue 
to Ralph brother of the said William and to the heirs male of his body, 
remainder to Elizabeth daughter of Ralph de Restwold and to the 
heirs male of her body, remainder to Joan sister of the said Elizabeth 
and to the heirs male of her body, remainder to William de Mackeneye 
knight and to the heirs male of his body, remainder to the right heirs 
of the said Ralph de Restwold. Witnesses : Thomas de Sakeville, 
Gilbert Wace knights, Henry Sturmy, Robert Lenham, Thomas 
Doylly, Andrew de Stratton. Dated Crowemersh Giffard, the feast 
of St. Luke 39 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 October this year. 

Oct. 26. To John Cavendissh and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order not to compel Ralph Basset of Sapecote 
knight, or cause him to be compelled by reason of the lordship of 
Byteham and the lands which were of Robert de Colvylle there to be 
put upon assizes, juries or other recognitions whatsoever before them, 
contrarv to custom ; as neither he nor the said Robert nor his 
ancestors, being lords of Byteham and tenants of those lands, ought 
by reason of the same to be put thereupon, nor heretofore used so 
to be. 



Membrane IQd. 

Oct. 9. To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine Canterbury. Order to 

Westminster, grant to Thomas de Sabriches worth the king's clerk such a yearly 

pension of that house as shall befit the givers and should bind the 

receiver to them, making him thereupon letters patent under the 



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chapter seal, and writing again without delay what they will do; 
as by reason of his new creation the abbot is bound in such a pension 
to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until pro\ ision of a 
benefice shall by the abbot be made him ; and the long has nominated 
the said Thomas, whose advancement he has at heart. By |>.-. 

Oct. 3. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further 

Westminster, execution of the king's late writ ordering them to cause Thomas do 
Swafhain to come before them, and to compel him to find security, under 
a pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon him for which they would answer, 
that he should not without the king's special licence depart to any 
foreign parts, nor there prosecute aught or cause aught to be prosecuted 
that might tend to the prejudice of the king or people, nor send any 
man thither for the purpose, and if he should refuse, to commit him 
to prison there to abide until he would willingly so do ; and order 
by mainprise of Robert Boxford ' draper,' John Blak ' cornmongere,' 
William Stoket of London ' dyer,' and Henry Grendon ' taillour ' 
of the city of London to set the said Thomas free from prison if taken 
for that cause, any command of the king to them addressed to the 
contrary notwithstanding ; as that writ issued upon information 
received that the said Thomas purposed to pass to foreign parts in 
order to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and 
people ; but the said Robert and the others have mainperned in 
chancery as aforesaid under a pain of 2007. 

Oct. 28. To John de Cavendissh and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 

Westminster, pleas before the king. Order to stay until the octaves of St. Hilary 
next the process touching the presentments hereinafter mentioned ; 
as the king has learned that before the said justices at Lincoln 
presentment is now made that, whereas the citizens of Lincoln hold 
that city and the suburb of the king at fee farm for 180^. yearly payable 
at the exchequer, and have in aid of their farm the return of all writs 
and exchequer summonses of green wax, with all liberties and five 
customs to them granted of old time by the king's forefathers and 
confirmed by the king, namely that all pleas of land and other 
whatsoever shall be held in the city hall of pleas called the Gildhall 
and not elsewhere contrary to their will, also ' inffangthef ,' 
1 outfangthef ,' the chattels of felons and fugitives, the assize of Im 
and ale, the trial of measures and weights and all other things which 
pertain to the office of the market, and the profits thereof arising in 
the said citv and suburb, with all other liberties contained in 
the charters' of the king and his forefathers, Oliver de Barton 
constable of Lincoln castle and his ministers, and the said Oliver's 
predecessors from the 23rd year of the reign have by colour of their 
office and by power taken away and do \-t daily take away from the 
b lid citizens'all tin- aforesaid powers, taking to them the profits the] 
arising, save the returns of writs, levies of green wax, cognisano 
pleas of land, assizes of fresh force, writs of right and of proofs of 
be tamente concerning lands therein devised in the bailey, of which 
liberties the said citizens are and have ever heretofore been 
since the date of the Baid charters and confirmations, and that when 
the Baid constable and his pick. used of old tune to hold only 

a court baron at the castle gate every three weeks, takin ace 

of debts not exceeding in,, and that only of men n iding within the 



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bailey of Lincoln, and not attaching any man by his body at the suit 
of any plaintiff nor imprisoning any, the said Oliver, his ministers 
and their predecessors have drawn to them in the said courts, which 
the}- now hold every eight days, and have usurped pleas of debt of what- 
soever sum as well of men not residing within the said bailey as of those 
residing therein, do take by their bodies defendants in pleas of trespass, 
and unlawfully take away from the said citizens attachments, fines and 
amercements pertaining to the office of the market, chattels of felons 
and fugitives, and all other profits which the citizens used to take 
within the bailej' aforesaid, which is the third part of the city and was 
the beginning thereof, to the grievous damage of the citizens, contrary 
to the said charters, and to the diminution of the king's farm ; and 
that it is likewise presented that, whereas the king and his forefathers 
granted to the citizens of Lincoln a fair (feriam) to be holden in Neuport 
street in the suburb of Lincoln and not elsewhere from the feast of 
St. Botolph to that of St. Peter and St. Paul and for thirteen days 
following, the said constable and his ministers have for sixteen years 
past until now at the time of the fair drawn to them stallage within 
the bailey, which is without the bounds of the fair (nundinarum), that 
whereas on Sundays and feast days no market used to be held in any 
place of the said city or suburb in the autumn season and no hiring 
of reapers or servants save at Neuport cross only, the said Oliver and 
his ministers do all the autumn season draw to them at the bailey such 
markets and hirings of servants, taking stallage and other profits 
thereof, whereby the citizens have for that time wholly lost all profits 
thereof arising, and reapers, workmen and servants are more dearly 
hired for that the mayor and bailiffs are by the said constable and 
ministers hindered from chastisement thereof, to the damage of the 
citizens, the diminution of the king's farm, and the oppression and 
impoverishment of the people of the said city and country hiring reapers, 
servants and workmen ; and now on behalf of John duke of Lancastre 
the king is informed that he ought to have the office of constable of 
Lincoln castle and all and singular the liberties, quittances and customs 
aforesaid so presented, and that although he and all his ancestors 
used to have such liberties, quittances and customs within the bailey 
of the said city, and used to exercise the same by the constable of the 
said castle and his ministers time out of mind, the said Oliver being 
constable thereof, who is by the duke deputed to exercise the same 
by virtue of his office, is attached before the said justices by reason 
of the presentments aforesaid, and unduly troubled and hindered, 
wherefore on behalf of the duke petition is made to the king for a 
stay, seeing that in his absence all the memoranda and evidences 
in regard to his right herein are shut up in the duke's treasury, so that 
in his absence his attorneys may not without them conveniently 
shew and declare the same ; and in consideration that the said duke 
has at the king's command journeyed over sea for furtherance of the 
business of the realm, it is the king's will that he be not prejudiced 
touching his right while he shall so stand without the realm. 

Nov. 7. To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order, if Adam de Shortrigge and 

Westminster. Adam son of John de Dronnok be not yet convicted of the felonies 

hereinafter mentioned, if Adam Hocchebeger be of good fame and 

imprisoned for consenting and abetting in those felonies and for no 

other cause, and if he shall find mainpernors who will mainpern to 



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have him before the king's Justices at the king's command to stand 
to right according to the law and custom of England in case the king 
or any other will take up a cause against him after the said prinoip 
shall be convicted, to set him free by such mainprise according to 
the statute, bringing before the justices the mainpernors' name- and 
this writ ; as on his behalf it is shewn the king that by certain his 
enemies he is indicted for consenting and abetting in certain felonies 
[committed] by the said principals, who are not yet oonvioted of the 
same, and is for that cause taken and imprisoned in the gaol of Karliol 
castle, and that although he has many times offered mainpernors to 
mainpern him according to the statute published at Westminster, 
wherein it is contained that men indicted for so consenting and 
abetting are replevisable, provided they be of good fame, until the 
principals be convicted of such felonies, the sheriff has hitherto deferred 
and does yet defer to receive those mainpernors and to set him free 
from the said gaol, to the peril of his life and contrary to the statute. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriffs of London. Order without delay to set free Nicholas 

Westminster. Munroos, John de Mar, John le Lyle, John Keer, Thomas Geen, John 
Richardesson, William Aleynesson, Robert Adamson, William 
Henrysson, William Elysson and Adam Jonesson of Scotland from 
Neugate prison, if detained for the cause hereinafter mentioned and 
for none other ; as lately the king ordered the sheriffs to certify in 
chancery under their seals the cause of those men's arrest and 
imprisonment, and the sheriffs returned that they were lately arrested 
by order of the council, upon information of Nicholas Potyn searcher 
of the king's forfeitures in the river Thames and the port of London, 
for an alleged robbery of wool and other merchandise by them 
committed at sea upon William Bokerell of Scotland and other 
merchants ; and for particular causes the king's will is that the said 
Scotsmen be no longer imprisoned in his prison. 

Writing of Nicholas Fitz Simond, brother and heir of Edward Fitz 
Simond knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to Richard Lyouns 
citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Liston oalled 
the Netherhalle and the advowson of Liston church. Witnesses : William 
Halden, Robert Hatfeld aldermen of London, Thomas Maundeville 
and Thomas de Hoo knights, John Edenesore, John Boterwyk, Thomas 
Santon. Dated London, 12 November 49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 November. 

Membrane I5d. 

Indenture made at Meriet, Monday after St. Andrew 43 Edward 1 1 f , 
between William Gheyngny the esoheatoi of the one part, the ooonse] 

of Sir John de Meriet son and heir of Sir John de Meriet of tin' Beoond 
part, and Maud who was wife of the said Sir .John the elder of tho 

third part, witnessing that by virtue of a writ to him addr essed the 
escheator has delivered to the -aid Sir John the son. late in the kin 
wardship, two thirds of the manor ot Meriet, as limited by metes and 
bound- and by assignments of tenant-, with the advowson of the 
church and right oi presentation thereto when void tor his turn to 
those two thud- pertaining, and liberty of view- of fra nk pledge and 
,,i ,i|| profits thereto pertaining to \» taken upon his own -ml ami of 
his tenants everywhere; that by Virtue <>1 another writ to turn 



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addressed the escheator has delivered in dower to the said Maud a 
third part of the said manor, limited by metes and bounds as well 
by common counsel of Sir John as by her assent, with the advowson 
of the church and the presentation thereto when void for her turn 
to her third part pertaining, and liberty of view of frankpledge and 
of all profits as aforesaid, so that all profits arising upon the highway 
or the public street be divided proportionally between the said John 
and Maud, and be pleaded and determined in the court of him or her, 
being the first comer, by whose ministers the attachment or arrest 
shall be made. Particulars of that third part : the eastern grange, 
the byre and pigstj^e by the high chamber, so that the void ground 
in the court shall be for an easement in common according to their 
portion, the eastern part of the garden with half the nursery (de la 
noresirie), namely the northern part, a third part of the park on the 
west, a third part of ' Egwode ' on the west with the cleared land 
(terra jrisca) thereto adjacent on the west, a third part of the 
cleared land above the wood enclosed on the west side, 14 acres 
of meadow, whereof 10 acres in the Hampme on the south side 
and 4 acres in Elyngham on the west side, a third part of 
' Flexlond ' on the east side, a third part of one cuUura by the 
' Roughrewe ' on the upper side by ' Lanshiacre,' a third part of 
one cultura called ' Roughrewe ' on the east side by ' Litellopene,' 
a third part of ' Annoteforlang ' on the east side, a third part of 
Wedeham through the midst, a third part of ' Wodeforlang ' in the 
longer ' forlang ' on the west side, a third part of the same cultura 
' shiortelond ' on the east side, a third part in the Hulle on the east 
side, a third part in ' Collecroft ' on the south side, a third part of 
' longelond Basteheie ' through the midst, a third part of one cultura 
called ' Nyeacre ' on the south side, a third part of the ' Heftelond ' 
on the east side, a third part of ' Copmoorforlang ' on the west side, 
a third part at ' Yaldelond ' through the midst, a third part of 
' Netheryalleworth ' in the midst, a third part of ' Overyalleworth ' 
on the south side, a third part in ' Overecleyhulle ' on the west side, 
a third part in ' Nethercleihulle ' in the midst, the whole cultura of 
' Nith[er]witeleie ' with 2\ acres of ' Overewiteleie ' on the west side, 
a third part of ' Bokedol ' by the church on the west side, a third part 
of ' Bokedol ' by the highway in the midst, a third part of ' Bokedol 
in Feslond ' on the west side ; in Berdone, the whole cultura called 
' Hefdlond,' a third part of Berdone by ' Caudwillake ' by the ' asshe,' 
a third part of the cleared land in Berdone on the east side, a third 
part of the cleared land there on the north side ; the rents and services, 
customs and works of William Slade, Amice Uppehulle, Robert 
Fromond, Nicholas Bonde, Henry Stilour, Hugh Stilord, Adam Tette, 
John Lomb, William Eustacz and Robert Stilord Avhich they were 
used to do for their lands in villenage, also of John Bourtour for lands 
in villenage, besides that he or any tenant thereof shall render to 
Sir John 20c?. at four terms in the year and I Of geese at the Gule of 
August, and no other works, rents, services or profits arising by John 
Bourtour's death, also of lands in villenage late of Roger Niwman, 
besides that Sir John shall take of the said Roger or the tenant thereof 
13Jd. at four terms of the year, and no other rents, services or profits, 
also the rents and services which John Hellew, Nicholas Degher and 
John Lond used to do for lands held for life according to the custom 
of the manor, the rents and services arising from lands at the 



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1375. Membram L5d — cmt. 

Blakehalle now held by Geoi nd V/. <»f yearly rent 

from 1 acre of land now held by William Virgene, tl .ml - i \ i 

customs and works which Alexander Briel, Thomas Trepel, John 
StQord, Philip Bat, Roger Tette, Philip Smyth and Adam Tette m 

used to do for divers lands held according to the custom <>f the man 
31s. only of yearly rent arising from ' Lockesmille ' with the 
land adjacent now held by John Ganoun according to the custom 
of the manor, and the residue of the rent thereof arising Sir John 
shall yearly take, the rents and services, customs and works which 
Nicholas Lopeneford used to do for lands held in villenage, besides 
that Sir John de Meriet shall yearly take thereof 7*. 1" I. at four terms 
of the year and no other profits or services, also ">{'/. yearly rent arising 
from land of * overlond ' held by William Smyth 2 nd one thud 

of one halfpenny of yearly rent arising from land of * overlond ' held 
by John Hicke. with two void cottages sometime held by John Hany 
and Hugh Trokel, 65. 8c?. yearly rent paid by Is' Pourtour. 3<. 4'/. 
by Adam Touker, 13^. and one third of a farthing by John Alger, 
Qhl. and one third of one halfpenny by Thomas Mariot, for divi 
lands by them held according to the custom of the manor, and the 
reversion of a third part of all such lands after their death. 3*. yearly 
rent arising of 3 acres of land held by Hugh Stilord, 3s. Sd. of 10 
of land held by John Stilord, lor/, of 3$ acres of land held by Maud 
Sokerel, 2s. 4rf. of divers lands held by John Sokerel, and I5d. of 
2\ acres of land held by Jolm Shynner, as dower of the lands of Evo de 
Gorleton with the reversion of a third thereof upon the death of the said 
tenant- : a third part of the cultura of ' Haukenesputte ' on the w 
side, a third part of a cultura above ' Egwode ' on the east side, a 
third part of ' Cleihulle ' by ' Roughrewe ' on the east side, a third 
part of one messuage on the west side, a third part of the pasta 
called Below 'Egwode,' 'Sandwilleslake.' ' Portweye,' ' Egwodisdij 
' Halewille,' ' Bosteheie,' ' Flexlond,' ' Watheldiehe.' ' Brodenedodiche,' 
'Roughrowe,' 'Clowe,' ' Tollecroft,' and Below Berdone or of the 
profits thereof, a third part of one half acre at ' Cleyputte,' 
5s. 4d. yearly rent arising from 1 acre of meadow held by 
John Chynner, 1 acre of meadow in Elyngham on the v. 
side of the meadow of Ivo de Oarleton, a third put of the 
pasture of 'Tarstone' on the north side, a third put oi ' SJopesmoor ' 
on the west side, and a third part of the profit arising from 
the pasture of ' Slopeshulle ' way. so that a third part of the 
yearly rent arising from the tenement of Christina Wymoundale 
is respited until it shall be adjudged by common counsel of the 
said Sir John and Maud for that the said Christina held the 
same for life before the marriage of Sir John de Meriet d. 
and all other the knights' tecs shall remain undivided until Bast 
next in order that in the mean time they may • ><■ better o 
thereof. 

[Xo acknowledgment.'] 

Writing of John Bek, being a quitclaim to Clement Spice, John 
Bewale, William Wesl John Whitrik, Thomas Tauloui and Henry 
Doreward, their beira and assigns, of all the lands, rente and sen 
in the town- of Bookynge, Branketi 5 ted and Rewenhak late of 
John de Bockyng. Dated 20 .M • ' Edward 111. 

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Nov. 22. Sampson Hardyng to John Cauchoun parson of Thornton in 
Westminster. Lonesdale. Recognisance for 28 marks, to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Charter of John Dounom, cousin and one of the heirs of John de 
Raveneshohn knight, giving with warranty to Richard Stury knight, 
his heirs and assigns, a moiety of the manor of Bernewelle co. 
Norhampton, with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, the suits of 
free men and neifs and all that goes with them, and the reversions of 
tenants whatsoever when they shall fall in. Witnesses : Thomas de 
Preston knight, Simon Ward, William Vavasour, John de Bretton, 
Robert Bray, Peter Skaldewelle, John Peverell. Dated Bernewelle, 
22 November 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 November. 

Writing of John Dounom, cousin and one of the heirs of John de 
Ravenesholm knight, being a letter of attorney appointing Robert 
Bray to deliver to Richard Stury knight seisin of a moiety of 
the manor of Bernewelle co. Norhampton according to his charter 
thereof. Dated Bernewelle, 22 November 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 November. 

Nov. 22. Thomas de Midilton parson of Hakeney to John Cauchoun parson 
Westminster, of Thornton in Lonesdale. Recognisance for 191. lis. 6d., to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Membrane 14tZ. 

Writing of Isabel who was wife of William Olneye late citizen and 
fishmonger of London, in her widowhood, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Adam de Berden parson of St. Mary atte Hulle London, 
his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Halewyk co. Middlesex with 
the appurtenances as in lands, houses, rents, woods, meadows, feedings, 
pastures, wards, reliefs, heriots, marriages, escheats, suits of court, 
ways, paths, hedges, ditches, services, rights, customs and commodities 
whatsoever thereto belonging, whereof by charter of feoffment, bearing 
date Sunday the feast of the Annunciation 43 Edward III, her said 
husband and she enfeoffed the said Adam. Witnesses : Andrew 
Pykeman, John Beaufrount, John Stokyngbury, William Stoket, 
John Salperton. Dated London, 23 October 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 October. 

Deed indented, whereby John de Aylesbury knight gives to Walter 
Knolle and Richard Wantyngge clerk, their heirs and assigns, a yearly 
rent of 20Z. to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions 
of his manor of Tiscote co. Hertford, and power to distrain for arrears ; 
with condition for defeasance in case Roger Coke and Thomas Coke 
of Guldeford, who were villeins regardant to his manor of Abyngeworth 
co. Surrey by him enfranchised, their heirs and issue in time to come, 
shall abide in peace without seizure of their bodies, chattels or goods, 
hindrance, grievance or molestation, and without being put to trouble 



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M< mbrani Hd — cont. 



or expense by the said John or his heirs by reason of raoh villena 
Dated Tiscote, Saturday the eve of St. Simon and St. Jude 
49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John, 27 October. 

Indenture made between Sir Walter fit/. Wantei lord tit/. Wauter of 
Wodeham of the one part and John de Kyngesfold of the other part, 

being a defeasance as well of a yearly rent of LOW. to be taken at 
Midsummer, Michaelmas, Christinas and Easter by even portions of 
his manors of Burnham and Wodeham Wautei' do. Essex which Sir 
Walter granted to the said John and his heirs, as of a bond in 400 
marks by Sir Walter made to the said John, upon condition that 
Sir Walter or some other in his name shall pay to the said John or his 
attorney at London in the cathedral church of St. Paul 40o/. at 
Michaelmas next after 15 October 49 Edward III or within the 
quinzaine thereof, and 200 marks at Easter following or within 
the quinzaine thereof ; reciting a former indenture of defeasance of the 
said rent between the parties, bearing date 21 April 48 Edward ill 
and enrolled in chancery, the condition whereof was that Sir Walter 
or some other in his name should at the same place pay to the said 
John or his attorney 200 marks at Christinas then next or within the 
quinzaine thereof, 1001. at Michaelmas following or within the 
quinzaine thereof, 1001. at Easter following, 1(H)/. at Michaelmas 
following, and 1001. at Easter following. Dated London, 20 May 
48 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 27 October this 
year. 

Oct. 28. John Corner to Hugh de Gaudeby clerk. Recognisance for 40s., 

Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 29. Nicholas Fitz Symond of Hertfordshire to Thomas Maimdeville 

Westminster, knight, Thomas de Hoo knight, Clement Spice and Robert Rikdoun. 
Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 

Roger de Ledes of Yorkshire to John Botiller of Brynkele. 
Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Yorkshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 17. John del Wyche of Stanes to Nicholas abbot of Westminster. 

Westminster. Recognisance for 40/., to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

Writing of Thomas Eioheook 'shepherd,' being a bond to R 
Manyngford in LOJ. payable at [werne Minstre al Christmas next. 
Witnesses: Edward Payn, Henry Baret, John Antioohe, John 
Plnmbere, John Prie. Dated 5fwerne aforesaid, Sunday before 
St. Katherine 40 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November. 

Nov. 26. John St racy to John Fitcitun. Reoo toe for 201., to ba levied, 

Westminster, in default of payment, of Ins lands and chattela m Dorset. 



lY.S calendar of close rolls. 



13 7r>. Membrane 14d — cont. 

Writing of John West of Ayot Laurence, being a general release 
to Sir Stephen Coughtele sometime vicar of Horsham of all actions 
real and personal for debt, account, trespass, contract or other matter 
to this date. Dated London, Monday after St. Katherine 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 November. 

Membrane 13d. 

Record of proceedings before the king and council, upon an 
averment made by John de Lancastre, brother of Margaret daughter 
and heir of Nicholas de Layburne who is deaf and dumb from her 
birth, that the said Margaret is by William de Tunstall and Thomas 
de Layburne ofttimes eloigned in divers remote parts, sometimes 
in Ireland and sometimes in other parts, so that she nor any 
of her friends might sue for right of her heritage, and that the said 
Thomas has unlawfully occupied her lands to his own use in the mean 
time, the king by divers writs having commanded the said William 
and Thomas to bring or send the said Margaret before him and the 
council at Westminster in the octaves of Michaelmas in the 49th year 
of his reign. At which day the said William and Thomas brought 
the said Margaret thither at the king's command, whereupon the said 
John and other her friends on the mother's side, to whom her heritage 
may not descend it is said, appearing before the council, craved that 
the wardship as well of the said Margaret as of her lands should be 
committed to her mother ; and thereupon as to the cause against him 
as well for eloigning the said Margaret as for occupying her lands, 
the said Thomas alleged that he was the true tenant of those lands 
by virtue of a feoffment thereof to him made by the said Margaret ; 
and because by examination and otherwise it was before the council 
truly found that she is deaf and dumb from her birth so that she 
might not make any estate of the said lands to any man, it was 
determined that the said alleged feoffment should be annulled, that 
the charter of feoffment should be given up to the court to be cancelled, 
and that as well the said Thomas for his false dealing as William de 
Tunstall for his assent thereto should upon their confession be 
committed to the Fleet prison there to await the lung's grace, who were 
after set free, the said Thomas for a fine of 40s. and the said William 
for a fine of one mark paid in the hanaper of chancery ; and thereupon 
willing to make provision as well for the good and sure ruling of the said 
Margaret as for the safeguard of her lands to her use, the king by advice 
of the council committed the wardship of her and her lands to Th. bishop 
of Karliol and Roger lord de Clifford, so that they should take order 
and depute some true and sufficient man being sworn, not suspect on 
any side, for whom they would answer, to have the wardship and ruling 
of her body and lands to her use and maintenance by oversight of the 
said bishop and Roger, so that he whom they should appoint should 
safely and honestly guard and keep her inviolate, and that she should 
not be married to any man without the assent and good will of her 
next friends and the appointment of the said bishop and Roger, nor 
be in anywise disparaged, and that her lands should be kept without 
waste, and the profits thereof truly applied for her maintenance and 
good ruling and for repair of the houses ; and the said Margaret was 
in court delivered to the said William de Tunstall and John de 
Lancastre to be delivered over to the said bishop and Roger, order 



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being given to the said Thomas to restore to the said Mr ; ,er 

lands without delay, and a day was given him in the octaves of v '. 
Hilary next to send the said oharter of Feoffment to the oourt to be 

cancelled. 

Oct. 10. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of William Perot 

Westminster. John Fayrher, Thomas Whytchirch and Thomas Brunham of the 
city of London to stay altogether the execution of the knur's 
writ ordering the sheriffs to cause John Walsh of London ' goldsmvth ' 
and Nicholas Thame of London to come before them, and to compel 
the said John Walsh and Nicholas to find securities, under a set pain 
for which the sheriffs would answer, that they should not do or procure 
any hurt or harm to John Tycul of London ' bocher' ; as that writ 
issued upon the petition of John Tycul, shewing that the said John 
Walsh and Nicholas grievously threatened him ; but the said William 
and the others have mainperned hi chancery as aforesaid under a 
pain of 20£. 

Nov. 3. To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the taking 

Westminster, of the body of Walter atte Lee ; as appearing in person in chancery 
he has found security that he shall not attempt or cause to be attempted 
aught that may tend to the prejudice of the king or people or t 
breach of the peace. 

Oct. 29. To H. bishop of Worcester. Order to grant to Thomas de 
tminster. Maddynglee the king's clerk such a yearly pension as shall befit the 
giver and should bind the receiver to him, making him thereupon 
letters patent under the bishop's seal, and writing again to the kin^ 
without delay what he will do ; as by reason of his new creation the 
bishop is bound in such a pension to one of the king's clerks at ta- 
king's nomination until provision of a benefice shall by the bishop 
be made him ; and the king has nominated the said Thomas, wl 
advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [30741.] 

Oct. 23. The like, mutatis mutandis, to the abbess and convent of Wherewell, 
Westminster, in favour of William Daune clerk. By p.s. [30733.] 

Nov. 3. John Mahcu is sent to the abbol and convent of Gloucestre, to have 

Westminster, such maintenance in that abbey as Peter de Bruges in his life time 
had. By p.s. [30746.] 

Writing of Benryde Burton citizen of London, giving with warranty 
to John Beaufronl citizen and woolmonger of London, Thomas I 
of Canterbury and .John Beaufronl of the same, their executors and 

ill his corn sown and not .-own. and all other his moveable 

good- and chattels whatsoever quick and dead in London and K 

or elsewhere in England, to dispose thereof as of their own. Dated 
London. !> November 19 Edward 111. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 November. 

Writing <>f John Joous, administrator of the goods and chattels of 
Walter Buwel knight deceased b} commission of the prior of the 
cathedra] church of Worcester being the official and administrator 
of the spiritualities in the city and die ' during the 



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vacancy of the see deputed by authority of the court of Canterbury, 
releasing to the king and his heirs all sums of money due to the said 
Walter in consideration of a pardon which the king of his favour has 
granted by letters patent to the said Walter, his heirs and executors 
and to them that occupy and administer his goods, of all debts, accounts, 
prests, farms, arrears of farms, arms, armour, goods and chattels and 
sums of money of the king or others received by the said Walter or 
by any other in his name for which the said Walter ought to be charged 
toward the king. Dated London, Tuesday the feast of St. Edmund 
King and Martyr 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November. 

Letter of administration above mentioned, of the goods of 
Walter Huwet knight, granted by the prior of Worcester official etc. 
(as above) to Sir John Jocus priest, the administrator appointed by the 
said prior of his office, the executors named in the testament of the 
deceased renouncing such administration, he being sworn in form of 
law to make a true inventory of the said goods, truly to pay the debts 
of the deceased to his creditors whatsoever and especially to the king 
whose debtor he is it is said, and otherwise to administer the same 
as is fitting to be done, rendering a true account of the same when 
required. Dated Worcester, 14 January 1373. 

Memorandum that the above writing and letter of administration 
were delivered to Robert de Asshton the treasurer, 27 November this 
year, to be kept in the treasury. 

Membrane I2d. 

Nov. 5. Brother John Dodford prior of St. Erideswide Oxford, for himself 

Westminster, and the convent, to Richard de Ravensere clerk of the hanaper of 

chancery. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 

Oxfordshire. 

Defeasance thereof, upon condition that the said prior pay 20 marks 
in the quinzaine of Easter next. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Cyfrewast knight to Richard Eorster of Staunton seint Johan 
co. Oxford. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. as above 
(sic). 

Cancelled on payment. 

Writing of William Stoket of Chelchith, being a quitclaim with 
warranty to Thomas Bykemerssh, John Oxton, John Bathele and 
Maurell Frankeleyn, their heirs and assigns, of a cottage with curtilage 
adjacent, 5 acres 3 roods of arable land in the town and territory of 
Chelchith which he the said William lately had by gift and feoffment 
of John son of John Blake of the same. Witnesses : William Multon, 
William Est, John Passour. Richard Est. Dated Chelcheth, 
6 November 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 November. 

Writing of Elizabeth who was wife of Waresius de Valoigns knight, 
being a quitclaim to John de Cobeham knight lord of Cobeham, Robert 
Belknap knight, Nicholas de Carreu and John de Frenyngham, their 



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heirs and assigns, of the manors of Hoo in the parish of Stoke and 
Mayhamnie co. Kent and all other land-, tea farms, 

reversions and liberties in Kent which they had and now possess by 
gift and feoffment of William Pympe knight and which were of Thomas 
de Mai. ■in. -vns knight. Witnesses: William Topclyvt I tea de 
Pekham, John Colepepcr. Stephen de Norton, Simon Jakyn. Dated 
Otham, 8 October 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at Otham co. Kent 4 November, 
before William de Topclyve by virtue of the king's writ of dediti 
potestatem, which is on the files for this year. 

Writing of Robert de Bourton parson of Southwokvndon, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Thomas Cheyne knight, Engelram 
Bruyn and Giles atte Grove, their heirs and assigns, of all the tenements 
which the said parson had in the parish of St. Michael Paternoeter- 
chirche London, and by writing indented for a sum of money in hand 
to him paid demised and to farm let to the said Thomas, Ingelram 
and Giles and to their assigns for six years, the same being parcel 
of the purparty of lands in London which descended after the death 
of Richard son and heir of Richard Lacer citizen of London 
to Dame Alice wife of Sir Robert de Marny knight and sometime 
wife of Sir William Bruyn knight, being daughter and one 
of the heirs of the said Richard the father ; reciting a charter of 
feoffment of the whole of her said purparty by the said Alice in 
her widowhood lately made to the said parson, John Mareys 
chaplain and Philip atte Bregge, their heirs and assigns, and 
a quitclaim thereof after made by the said John Mareys and Philip 
to him the said parson, his heirs and assigns. Dated Southwokyndon, 
7 November 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
9 November. 

Nov. 14. Nicholas fitz Symond, brother and heir of Edward fitz Symond 
Westminster, knight, to Thomas Manndeville knight and Robert Rikdoun of Essex. 
Recognisance for 500/., to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas. 

Writing of Thomas son of Thomas de Hupton late citizen and diaper 
of London, being a release to John de Everdon clerk and Robert bis 
brother of all net ion- real and personal. Witnesses : Johnde Wardon 
clerk, Walter Knolles, Robert de Cherleton, Roberl de Warrewyk, 
Robert Boys, Gilbert de Sutton. Dated Westminster, the morrow of 
St. Martin' L9 Edward III. 

M< morandum of acknowledgment, 16 November. 

Writing of John Stoklond, being a quitclaim with warranty to 
Ivo Pitzwaryn knight and to bis heirs of all lands etc. in Lidelynche 
Baret now held by the said [vo. Witn< Roberl Pits Payn, 

Alan Cheyne knights, John Mautravers, William Latvmer, John 
GlaumviUe, Roger Dore, Thomas Knoyel, Roger Gulden. Dated 
Sbirborne, Mbndaj before Easter 49 Edward III. 

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Writing of Katherine de la Pole, daughter and one of the heirs of 
Richard de Laceer, giving with warranty to Walter Walsche the king's 
esquire (seutifcro), Richard Parker, Gilbert Neel clerks and Peter 
Turk, their heirs and assigns, all her lands, rents and services in the 
town and suburb of London which she has of her heritage after the 
decease of her said father, under condition that they be bound to deal 
with the premises according to her will as contained in certain 
indentures made between the parties. Witnesses : John Swyfte, 
Clement de Dolvoryn, Henry Astelyn, Ralph Cherman, John Renter. 
Dated London, Monday before Ascension day 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 November. 

Writing of Richard de Totesham knight of Kent, being a release 
to the king of all sums of money and other property whatsoever wherein 
the king is bound to him for any cause arising before this date. Dated 
Westminster, Monday the morrow of St. Katherine 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 November. 

Memorandum {in margin) that on 27 November this writing 
was delivered to Robert de Assheton the treasurer to be kept in the 
treasury. 

Membrane \\d. 

Indenture made between Sir William Botreaux knight of the one part, 
and Sir Roger de Fulthorp knight, Richard de Wandesford citizen and 
mercer of London and John de Kyllynghale of the other part, witnessing 
a gift made with bond for warranty by Sir William to the said Sir 
Roger, Richard and John, their heirs and assigns for ever, of the 
manor and town of Lound upon the Walde co. York with the 
appurtenances in demesne and in service under the condition following, 
rendering to Sir William, his heirs and assigns, one rose yearly 
at Midsummer in the cathedral church of St. Paul London during the 
term of eight years next following and after that term 1,000?. yearly 
of silver or gold in the said church at the feast of St. Stephen on the 
morrow of Christmas, and further paying yearly 81. 10<s. 6d. between 
three parceners according to the purparty made between them and 
the wile of Sir William as parceners of the heritage of Sir Thomas 
Twenge, and bearing the rents and charges thereof due to the 
chief lords of the fee ; and if the rent of 1,000?. be unpaid after the 
said term, or if the said Sir Roger, Richard and John pay not 300 
marks to the said Sir William or his executors at the quinzaine of 
St. Hilary next before noon in the said church, it shall be lawful for 
him and his heirs to enter again and hold the said manor and town 
in his former estate, and if after the said term of eight years such entry 
be made in default of payment, the said Sir Roger, Richard and John, 
their heirs and executors, shall be discharged of all arrears of the 
said rent before such entry. Dated London, Saturday the eve of 
St. Katherine 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William, Roger and 
Richard, 29 November. 

Writing of William Botreaux knight, being a letter of attorney 
appointing John de Feryby, Ralph de Lound, Thomas Rades, William 
Lambard, Roger atte Kirke of Brantyngham and William Ingilby 
to deliver to Sir Roger de Fulthorp, Richard de Wandesford citizen 



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and mercer of London and John de Kelyngale seisin of the manor and 
town of Lond upon the Walde oo. fork, according to an indenture 
between the parties. Dated London. Thursday ti. f St. Aiulrew 

49 Edward III. French. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2!t November. 

Writing of John Colley of Dale, cousin and one of the heirs of Thomas 
Malmevns knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to John de Cobeham 
knight lord of Cobeham. Robert Belknap knight and Nicholas de 
Carreu, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Hoo in the parish of 
Stoke and the manor of Mayhamme co. Kent, and of all other lands, 
rents, services, farms, reversions and liberties in Kent late of the said 
Thomas Malmeyns which the said John de Cobeham, Robert and 
Nicholas had and now possess by gift and feoffment of William Pympe. 
Witnesses : William Topclyve, James de Pekham, John Colepeper, 
Stephen de Norton, Simon Jakvn. Dated Stoke, 1 December 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 December. 

Dec. 3. To the steward and marshals of the king's household. Order to stay 

Westminster, altogether the further holding before them in the marshalsea court 
of the plea hereinafter mentioned while a plea between Richard 
Broun of Suthwerk and John atte (licit of Surrey for a debt of 48 
marks upon a bond is pending without debate before the justices of 
the Bench ; as the said John in his pleading has produced a defeasance 
of the said bond, upon condition that the said John or another in his 
name should pay 24 marks to Thomas Fynche or Joan his \\ ife, alleging 
further a receipt of the said Thomas and Joan for that sum. likewise 
produced, which defeasance remaining in the hands of the court 
the said Richard has altogether gainsaid, wherefore by writ <U indicia 
the king has ordered the sheriffs of London to cause twelve free and 
lawful men to come before the said justices to recognise whether the 
said defeasance be the deed of the said Richard or no. and that jury 
is respited to the octaves of St. Hilary next, as the kin- is assured 
by the tenor of the process of that cause which he has caused to come 
before him in chancery ; and now on behalf of the said John complaint 
is made to the king that the said Richard is unlawfully impleading 
the said John in the marshalsea court for the said debt due upon the 
said bond, although the plea before the said justices is pending as 
aforesaid, praying for remedy. 

Dec. 3. To W. bishop of London. Order to grant to Rogea I' tesoroft 

\\< bminster. the king's clerk such ;> yearly pension as shall befit the given and 

should hind the receiver to him. making him thereupon letters patent 

under the chapter («C) seal, and writing again to the king without 
delay what he will do ; as the bishop by reason of his new creation i- 
bound in such a pension '" <>ue of the king'fi clerks at the km 
nomination until provision of a benefice -k.dl by the bishop he made 

him ; and the king has nominated the said Roger, whose advancement 
he ha- at heart. By p* [30808.] 

Dec. 5. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of William de Ih.lm 

Westminster, of Yorkshire and Oliver Robert of Norffolk to stay the execution of 
a writ of exigent insl John de Grvmesby of Hulk-, brii this 

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writ before the king ; as lately by writ de judicio the king ordered 
the sheriffs to put the said John in exigents from husting to husting 
until outlawed if he should not appear, and if he should appear to take 
him and keep him in prison in safe custody so as to have his body 
before the king fifteen days after Easter to answer John Botiller on 
a pica wherefore by force of arms he ravished Agnes wife of the plaintiff 
at London, took her away with goods and chattels of her husband, 
and is yet detaining the same it is said ; and the said defendant has 
petitioned the king for a stay, as he is ready to answer the plaintiff 
concerning that trespass, and to stand to right in all things ; and the 
said William and Oliver, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 402. to have the defendant before the king 
at the day named. 

Writing of John de Burton citizen and chandler of London, being 
a quitclaim with warranty to John de Thorp by Cherteseye the younger 
and Felicia his wife and to the heirs of the said John de Thorp of all 
lands, rents and services, woods, meadows, feedings, pastures etc. 
now held by the said John de Thorp and Felicia in the town and parish 
of Cherteseye and Stevyngton which were sometime of Gilbert de 
Burton and were by an assize at Gildeford co. Surrey recovered by 
him the said John de Burton against Henry Spondon, Philip 
Brampton and Alice his wife, Richard Burton and John Lynde. Dated 
London, the feast of St. Lucy 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 December. 

Dec. 10. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order by mainprise of John Fuller of 

Westminster. Elnestowe, William Pilton, John Sherman of ' Flestrete ' and Walter 
Bocher of Elnestowe of the city of London to set free John Wardale 
(Werdale), John Caynowe, William Brenyf , William Haul, John Flesshe- 
were, John Barton and Eustace Dufson from prison, bringing this writ 
before the king ; as lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the 
sheriff to take the said prisoners, if found in his bailiwick, and keep 
them in safe custody so as to have their bodies before the king in the 
octaves of St. Hilary to answer the abbess of Elnestowe concerning 
an alleged trespass ; and they have petitioned the king to be set free, 
as they are ready to answer her and to stand to right in all things ; 
and the said John Fuller and the others have mainperned in chancery 
under a pain of 20/. to have the prisoners before the king at the day 
named. 

Membrane lOd. 

Indenture made between Walter Filz Wauter lord of Wodeham 
of the one part and Edmund Lorence, Thomas Thelewall clerk and 
John Bretby clerk of the other part, witnessing a gift made by the said 
Walter with warranty to the said Edmund Thomas and John, their 
heirs and assigns, of his castle of Egremond with all knights' fees, 
advowsons etc. thereto belonging, and all other lands, rents, services 
and commodities whatsoever which he has in Cumberland, with 
covenant for defeasance of that gift upon condition that the said 
Walter or his heirs or some other in their name shall pay 1,000£. to 
the said Edmund, Thomas and John, their heirs or assigns, in the 



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church of St. Paul London on the feast of \ll Saint- L386. Dated 
London. 4 November 49 Edward 111. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, •"» Deoember. 

Indenture made between Sir Walter Filz Wauter lord of Wodeham 
of the one part and Edmund Lorenoe, Thomas Thelwall olerk and 

John Bret by clerk of the other part, witnessing that whereas the said 
Walter has by indenture given to the said Kdimmd. Thomas and John, 
their heirs and assigns, the castle of Egremound co. Cumberland and 
all lands ete. thereto pertaining which he had in that county, with a 
covenant for defeasance upon payment to them of 1,000/. in the church 
of St. Paul London at All Saints 1385, the said Edmund, Thomas and 
John hereby covenant that they will commit no waste of lands, boui 
woods or gardens, no destruction of men tree or bond, and no other 
matter to the said castle and lands from this date to the feast aforesaid 
save that it shall be lawful for them, their heirs and assigns, to mine 
and work iron (de fouer ouere de fer) reasonably and not otherwise, 
and to cut wood to burn for the purpose (ri< coper boys <> <ml' r les 
(litz ouere et fer); and the said Walter that he all his life, his heirs and 
executors, shall make no alienation of the premises or parcel thereof 
to any but to the said Edmund. Thomas and -John or to others with 
their consent, provided that within a year after he shall have offered 
the premises for sale they or their nominees will give him so much 
for the premises as will others without fraud or covin; and if the 
said sum be paid as aforesaid, and the said Walter will after bargain 
or sell the premises or parcel thereof, and the said Edmund, Thomas 
and John or their nominees will not within the year give so much as 
will others without fraud or covin, it shall be lawful for the said Walter 
to make such bargain or sale at his pleasure, this indenture 
notwithstanding. Dated London, li November 4!> Edward 111. 
Frenc/i . 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, •"> December. 

Writing of Walter filz Wauter lord of Wodeham, being a letter of 
attorney appointing William Martyn parson of Little Halyngbury and 
Nicholas Broghton to deliver to Edmund Lorence, Thomas Thelwal! 
clerk and John Bretby clerk seisin of Egremont castle with all knights' 
fees, advowBons etc. thereto belonging and of all other his lands etc. 

in Cumberland according to an indenture between them made. 

Dated London, 4 November t9 Edward ML 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, :> December. 

Writ in- Of Walter filz Wauter lord of Wodeham. being a letter of 

attorney oppointing John Wyndesore, John le Boteler, Hugh de 
Moresby at,. I .John Arnays to deliver to Edmund Lorenoe, Thomas 
Thelewal clerk and John Bretbj clerk seisin i mont oastle with 

all knights' fees and advowsons, and all other lands, rents services 

and commodities whatsoever which he the said Walter had in 

Cumberland according to a charter indented between them made. 
Dated London, l November 49 Edward III. 
Memorandum oi acknowledgment, '■'< December. 

Charter of Robert Kelbi parson ot Helpryngham and John de 
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and Dame Eleanor his wife, and to the heirs and assigns of the said 
Walter, all their purparty of the manor of Flete late of Thomas filz 
Wauter knight, all their purparty of the manor of Multon co. Lincoln, 
all their inn and rent in London in the Old Jewry, all which they 
lately had jointly with Thomas late bishop of Norwich, Master William 
Blvth late archdeacon of Norffolk and John Willyngham late parson 
of Great Teyo by deed of feoffment of the said Walter enrolled in 
chancery ; and if the said Eleanor shall overlive her husband it shall 
be lawful for her to make waste in the premises at pleasure. Witnesses : 
Thomas Gyssyng knight, Walter atte Lee knight, Thomas Maundevylle 
knight, William Walleworth, John Aubrey of London. Dated London, 
Thursday the eve of St. Andrew 49 Edward III. 
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 December. 

Writing of William son of Walter del Isle, giving to Robert de 
Muskham clerk for life, for his good service, a yearly rent of 20s. to be 
taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the said William's 
moiety of the manor of Pulbergh, with power to distrain for arrears. 
Dated London, 6 December 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 December. 

Nov. 4. To John atte Wode farmer of the king's hundred of Kyftesgate. 

Westminster. Order to suffer the abbot of St. Peter Gloucestre to be quit of making 
suit to the said hundred by reason of the manor of Bukelond, releasing 
any distress made for that cause ; as on the abbot's behalf it is shewn 
the king that the said farmer is distraining the abbot, pretending 
that he holds the said manor by the service of doing suit to the said 
hundred every three weeks, though the abbot holds the same in frank 
almoin without doing any service or suit to the king for the same, 
as is plain by the record and process of a cause in the king's court 
in the 30th year of his reign before Robert de Thorp and his fellows 
justices of the Bench, which the king has caused to come before him 
in chancery, between the abbot and John Musard then farmer of the 
said hundred and John de Harlay his under bailiff concerning neat 
beasts of the abbot taken and unlawfully detained for making suit 
to the said hundred, in which cause for that it was found by inquisition, 
taken by writ of nisi prius before Henry de Mutelowe and Hugh de 
Aston then justices of assize in Gloucestershire, that the abbot held 
that manor as aforesaid, it was determined that thereby the abbot 
should recover damages assessed at 101. and that the said John Musard 
was in mercy, wherefore the abbot has prayed for remedy. 

Membrane 9d. 

Indenture made between Sir Walter filz Wauter lord of Wodeham 
and Sir Thomas Gissynges knights and John de Kyngesfold of the 
one part and Nicholas Rbunhay, John Buteller, Thomas del Gille 
and Hugh de Cotyngham of the other part, being the defeasance of 
a statute merchant for 2,000 marks by the first parties made to the 
second parties before William Walworth mayor of the staple of 
Westminster and payable at the Epiphany next, upon condition that the 
said Walter shall by letter under his seal make John Wyndesor, 
John le Boteler, Hugh de Moresby, John Arnays, William Martyn 
parson of Little Halyngbury and Nicholas Broghton his attorneys 
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49 EDWARD III. 277 



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Bretby rink seisin of ESgremound castle co. Comberland with all the 
saul Walter's lands in Comberland, services and reversions excepted, 
aoooiding to certain indentures made between the said Walter and 
the said Edmund, Thomas ThelwaU and John Bretby, not repealing 

BOOh power of attorney nor disturbing such livery of seisin, and that 
the said Walter shall be living at the end of three weeks from this 
date, or within that time the said Edmund, Thomas ThelwaU and 
John Bretby shall in his life time have Beisin of the premises, or that 
if the said Walter die within three weeks and no such livery of seisin 
be made, the said Walter, his heirs and executors or some other in 
their name shall at Christmas next or within twelve days thereof 
pay or cause to be paid to the said second parties 1,000 marks in the 
church of St. Paul London, when the said statute shall within one 
month be given up to Sir Walter, his heirs or executors. Dated 
London, 3 December 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 3 December. 

Indenture tripartite made between Sir Walter fitz Wauter lord of 
Wodehani of the one part and Edmund Lourence, Thomas de Thelwale 
clerk, John de Bretby clerk, Nicholas Rounhay clerk, Geoffrey 
Newenton, Hugh de Cotyngham, John Prentys and Thomas del Gille 
of the other part, being the defeasance of a statute merchant for 
1,000 marks by the said Edmund, Thomas de ThelwaU, Nicholas, 
Geoffrey, Hugh, John Prentys and Thomas del Gille made to the 
said Walter before the mayor of the staple at Westminster payable 
three weeks after Easter next, upon condition that the said Edmund 
Thomas de ThelwaU and John de Bretby, their heirs and assigns, 
shall not before Easter next be fully enfeoffed by the said Walter 
of Egermond castle and all the said Walter's lands in Cumbreland, 
except reversions and the services of his free tenants there who may 
not be constrained to attorn tenants to such feoffees, or that the said 
Edmund and the others so bound shall at Easter next or within three 
weeks after pay or cause to be paid 500 marks to the said Walter or 
his attorney in the church of St. Paul London, when the said statute shall 
within one month be given up to them : and covenant that for ten years 
from this date the said feoffees shall have the services of the free tenants 
aforesaid by way of distress as the said Walter's bailiffs or otherwise at 
their own cost, and any reversions that shall fall in during that term, and 
that after ten years the said \\ alter or his heirs shall by line grant the 

id Services and reversions to them, if the said castle and lands shall 
for ever be theire according to the conditions of the said charter, not 

making any release or granl of the said services oi reversions to the 

id tenants or to any other person in the mean time. Dated London. 
3 December 10 Kdward Ml. I'n ,ir/i. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Walter, Edmund, 
Thomas, John de Bretby, Nicholas, Eugh and Thomas, 

.') December. 

Nov. 4. John Blount knight of Wiltosir to John Shery, John de Stowe, 
Westminster. Thomas le Yonge and Thomas Boppeley chaplain. nisance 

for l'o/.. to be levied, in default of payment, of hi- lands and chattels 
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I too. ,"). John Kynebelle of Saklen and Robert son of John Bullok to Thomas 

Westminster. TireU knight and -John James of Walyngford. Recognisance for SOL, 
to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire. 
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John James. 

Writing of John de Walden, being a quitclaim to Guy de Briene 
knight the elder and William de Briene his son and to the heirs and 
assigns of the said William of the manor of Kemsing and le Sele 
co. Kent, with rights, liberties etc. Dated Kemsing, 14 December 
49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 December. 

Writing of John de Walden clerk, being a quitclaim to Guy de 
Brj'ene knight the younger, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of 
Oxenhale co. Gloucester, with rights, liberties etc. Dated Oxenhale, 
14 December 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 December. 

Dec. 10. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order by mainprise of John Caynowe, 
Westminster. William Brayniff, John Barton and Eustace Dufson of Bedfordshire 
to set free William Haul and John Flesshewere from prison ; as 
lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take them, 
if found in his bailiwick, and keep them in safe custody so as to have 
their bodies before the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of 
St. Hilary to answer the abbess of Elnestowe as to rendering account 
for the time they were receivers of her moneys ; and the said prisoners 
have petitioned the king to be set free, as they are ready to answer 
her and to stand to right in all things ; and the said John Caynowe 
and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 201. 
to have their bodies before the said justices at the day named. 

Membrane Sd. 

Writing of William Botriaux knight, being a gift to Sir Roger 
Fulthorp knight, Richard Wandesford citizen and mercer of London 
and John de Kyllyngale and to their heirs of a yearly rent of 40?. to 
be taken of all his manors, lands etc. in Devensshyre at Michaelmas 
and Easter, with power to distrain for arrears therein and in all 
his manors and lands in Somersete. Dated London, Monday after 
St. Katherine 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 November. 

Indenture made between Sir William Botreaux knight of the one 
part and Sir Roger de Fulthorp knight, Richard de Wandesford citizen 
and mercer of London and John Kyllyngale of the other part, being 
the defeasance of a yearly rent of 40Z. to be taken of his manors and 
lands in Devensshyre granted by Sir William to the said Roger, Richard 
and John, their heirs and assigns, upon condition that they shall hold 
the manor and town of Lound upon the Walde co. York with the 
appurtenances in demesne and in reversion for a term of eight years 
from this date without being thrust out by any execution awarded 
by judgment of the king's court by any having title of right tried, 
found and adjudged in a plea wherein they shall without covin take 
essoins, views, vouchers and all other reasonable delays according to 



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270 



1375. Alembram 9d — cord. 

the law of the land, [and that if so thrust out] the said William and 
his heirs shall be bound to pay them every year 100 marks in the 
church of St. Paul London, one moiety half a year after they shall 
be so thrust out and the other moiety half a year after and so from 
year to year during the said term of eight years, or that if the said 
Roger, Richard and John shall sue execution to have the value of the 
land so lost, and shall have execution in part or in whole, as mm h 
of the said 100 marks shall be deducted as the amount so recovered, 
and that Sir William shall pay and discharge them of all statutes 
and recognisances by him made so that they be not thrust 
out as aforesaid ; and the said Roger, Richard and John shall pay 
all charges and rents to the said William's parceners and to the chief 
lords of the fee, namely such as were begun before his time except 
the 8/. 10s. Qd. due to his said parceners, making no waste or destruction 
during the said term, and in case they shall so do they shall pay to 
the said William, his heirs or executors, treble the value thereof, and 
if the said rent charge of 8/. 10s. 6(/. shall be in arrear they shall pay 
double such arrears ; and both parties give their word truly to keep 
these covenants, provided that if parcel of the said manor be recovered 
out of their hands recompense shall be made for the same, and if 
Sir William shall die before livery of seisin of the premises, his heirs 
or executors shall pay again 250 marks in the church of St. Paul 
London in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, and if they do not the 
said annuity shall remain in force. Dated London, Thursday the 
eve of St. Andrew 49 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William, Roger and 
Richard, 29 November. 

Sept. 1. John de Westwycombe of Hertfordshire to John de Swynle 

Westminster, archdeacon of Huntingdon. Recognisance for 20/., to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Dec. 5. Robert Sadelere the king's Serjeant is sent to the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Leycestre, to have such maintenance in that house as Thomas 

Thedyngworth deceased had. [See p.s. 30811.] 

John Tristram one of the king's falconers is sent to the abbol and 
convent of St. Thomas Dyvelyn, to have such maintenance in thai 
house as John Best deceased had. [Set p.s. -"!< >s K>. ] 

Dec. 7. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Richard de 

Westminster. Gyllyng, William de Leycestre, John de Benyngton and Henry 

Godechep of London to stay altogether the further execution of the 

king's late command to take of brother Richard d<- Sutton master of 

the hospital of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld London security thai he 

should nut without the king's special licence depart to an\ foreign 
part-, nor there proseeute SUghl or cause aughl to he prOSeOUted Or 

attempted which may tend to the prejudice or contempt of the king 
or the hurt of the people, nor send any man thither for the purpo 
certifying in chancer} when such Becurity should be taken; as that 
command was given upon information received that the said master 
purposed to pass the sea in order to prosecute man) things to the 

prejudice of the kin*: and nian\ CM till people bu1 the said 



280 < ALKNDAl; OK CLOSK KOLLS. 



1375. Membrane Sd — cont. 

Hitharcl de Gyllyng and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have 
mainperned under a pain of 40/. that he shall not depart thither without 
such licence, nor prosecute aught or cause aught to be prosecuted 
or attempted as aforesaid. 

Charter of John Litle citizen and fishmonger of London and Richard 
Ledecombe chaplain, giving to Richard de Croydon citizen and 
fishmonger and Margery his wife and to the heirs and assigns of Richard 
de Croydon the whole manor of Grenche co. Kent with the chapel 
in that manor and the chantry therein to the same belonging, and all 
liberties, commodities, rights and appurtenances of the said manor, 
chapel and chantry, also all other lands, marshes, farms, woods, 
meadows, rents, services and reversions in Gillyngham, Upcherche, 
Hoo St. Mary, Chetham and Reynham and in the Isle of Grean 
sometime of Richard Smelt late citizen and fishmonger of London. 
Witnesses : Roger Digge, Thomas de Gillyngham, Hamon Louetoft, 
Richard de Gillyngham, William Bedmanton, William Symme, John 
atte Halle, Richard atte Boure. Dated Gillyngham, 14 April 
38 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Litle, 21 December this 
year. 

1376. Membrane Id. 

Jan. 9. John de Farndon ' sergeant ' to Henry de Codyngton parson of 

Westminster. Botelesford. Recognisance for 41., to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in Notynghamshire. 

1375. 

Dec. 10. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order by a mainprise to set free John 

Westminster. Werdale and others from prison, reciting a writ de judicio ordering 
the sheriff to have them before the king in the quinzaine of St. Hilary. 
(The rest as above, p. 274.) 



1376. 



Writing of Philip de Courtenay and Philip la Vache knights, being 
a gift and sale to Dame Alice Perriers of the marriage of John son and 
heir of Sir John de Moubray of Axiholme knight tenant in chief, being 
a minor in the king's wardship, and in case he shall die a minor and 
unmarried his heir being within age the marriage of such heir, and 
so from heir to heir until one of the heirs shall come of age and she 
shall have the profit of his marriage ; and surrender to the said Alice 
of the king's letters patent giving of his favour to them the said Philip 
and Philip for a sum of money beforehand paid the marriage of the 
said heir without rendering aught further, and if he should die of other 
heirs as aforesaid, as that wherein they have wholly given their estate 
retaining nought. Witnesses : Sir John Beauchamp, Sir Bernard 
Brocas, Sir Mayheu Redman knights, John Herlyng, Walter Walssh, 
Helmyn Leget esquires. Dated Langele, the Innocents' day 49 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 5 January, before 
John de Freton clerk by virtue of the king's writ of dedimus potestatem 
which is on the files for this year. 

Charter of Katherine daughter and heir of John Baars of Cotesford 
co. Oxford and of Roese his wife daughter and heir of William Kynbell 



41» KDWAKD 111. 281 



1370. Membrane Id — cant. 

of Bokyngham, giving with warranty to John Twyford, Andrew 

Barentyn and William Brytford, their heirs and assigns, all her land-, 
rents and services in Bokyngham, Padbury, Badyngton, Adestoke, 
Boorton and Moorton Late of the said William Kvnbcll, and all other 
her lands in the same county. Witnesses: Roger atte Chambre. William 
Tyngewyk of London, Hugh Chastleyn knights, Alan Ayctt', William 
Barton, Roger Dayerell, Thomas Langeport, William Seman, Simon 
Eton bailiff of Bokyngham. Dated Bokvneharn, 14 January 
4!) Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 
14 January. 

Jan. 14. Katherine Baars, daughter and heir of John Baars and Rocse his 

Westminster, wife, to Nicholas Twyford citizen and goldsmith of London. 
Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of 
her lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire. 

Writing of William Leyk, being a grant and quitclaim for a 
sum of money to him paid with warranty to the king, 
his heirs and assigns, of a tenement and shops thereto adjacent 
in London in the parish of St. Andrew at Castelbaynard which were 
of Benedict Alfox ' wodmongere ' of London. Witnesses : Thomas 
de Sancto Albano, John Asshurst, John Redyng, John Somerton, 
Robert Potenhale. Dated London, 10 January 49 Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 January. 

Memorandum that on 16 January this writing was delivered to Robert 
de Asshton the treasurer to be kept in the treasury. 

Jan. 18. To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Richard 

Westminster, atte Seler of London, Geoffrey Peny of London ' marchal,' 
Robert Nek of London ' paternostrer ' and John Styward of 
London ' draper ' to stay the execution of the king's late 
writ to compel Robert Chaumpeyn ' sadeler,' William Hert 
' bakere,' Thomas Noreys, Robert Rydere and Thomas Bermyngham 
of London to find security and do other things therein contained ; as 
upon information received that the said Robert Chaumpeyn and the 
others purposed to pass to foreign parts and there to prosecute many 
things to the prejudice of the king and many of his people, the king 
ordered the sheriffs to cause the said Robert and the others to oome 
before them, and to compel them to find mainpernors who. under a 
pain to be by the sheriffs laid upon them tor which the sheriffs would 

answer, would mainpern that the said Robert and the others should 
not without the king's special licence depart to any foreign parts 

nor there prosecute aught or cause aughl to be prosecuted or attempted 

which mighl tend to the prejudice or contempt of the king or to tin- 
hurt of the people, neither should they send any thither for that 
purpose, and if they should refuse, t<> commit them to prison then 
to be kept in safe custody until they woidd willingly so do, certifying 

under seal in chancery the security bo taken, and sending again that 
writ : but the said Riohard, Geoffrey, Robert NCk and John, appearing 
in person in ohanoery, have mainperned as aforesaid under ■ pain 

of 40f. 



282 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1376. 



Membrane Id — cont. 



Jan. 12. To the same. Order by mainprise of Richard Hervy and William 

Westminster. Wyghtman of the city of London to stay the further publication of 
the exigents against Stephen Wyncelade of Gloucestershire ; as 
William de Lincoln citizen and mercer of London is impleading him 
before the justices of the Bench for an alleged debt of 14J. 16s., and 
the said Stephen is put in exigents in the husting of London to be 
outlawed for that he came not before the said justices to answer 
thereupon, being altogether without knowledge of that process, 
wherefore he has prayed for a stay, as he is ready to answer and stand 
to right in all things ; and the said Richard and William Wyghtman, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 
10/. to have his body before the said justices the day the writ of 
exigents is returnable. 

Jan. 23. Robert Ippewell to David de Hennemer. Recognisance for 20 

Westminster, marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in Gloucestershire. 

Thomas Goldston of Ware to John son of John Morice of Cauntebrigge. 
Recognisance for 100/., to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire. 
Cancelled on payment. 



1375. Membrane 6d. 

Dec. 28. To S. archbishop of Canterbury, or in his absence to his vicar general. 

[Kings] Summons to a parliament to be holden at Westminster on 12 February 

Langley. next, commanding him to warn the prior and chapter of his church of 

Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of the diocese to be 

present, the prior and archdeacons in person, the chapter by one proctor, 

and the clergy by two. By K. and C. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 662.] 

The like to A. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Winchester and 
eighteen other bishops, of whom the bishops of St. Asaph and Bangor 
are not named. 
[Ibid., p. 663.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury. Like summons. 

The like to the abbot of St. Albans and 21 other abbots,* and to 
the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England and the prior of 
Co ventre. 

[Ibid.] 

To John king of Castile and Leon and duke of Lancastre. Summons 
to the said parliament. 

The like to Richard earl of Arundell and eight other earls, Henry 
de Percy and 37 others. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire 
girt with the sword, the most fit and discreet, two citizens of every 
city and two burgesses of every borough therein to be elected and 

* One name is erased, between the abbot of Redyng and the abbot of 
Westminster. 



49 LDWAKI) III. 



1375. Membrane Qd — cont. 

come to the said parliament. It is not the king's will that the said 
Bherifi or any other sheriff he elected, or any man of other condition 

than as aforesaid. 

The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 
[Ibid., p. 664.] 

To the sheriff of Bristol. Order to cause two burgesses of that 
county (sic) of the most discreet and sufficient to be elected and come 
to the said parliament. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

To Edward prince of Wales. Summons to the said parliament ; 
as by divers writs the king has commanded singular the prelates, nobles 
and princes of the realm to be then present. 

[Ibid., p. 665.] 

To John de Cavendissh the chief justice. Summons to the said 
parliament. 

The like to Robert Beleknapp and seven others. 
[Ibid.] 

To William de Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports. Order of every of the said ports to cause two 
barons to be elected of the best and most discreet, and to come to 
the said parliament. 

[Ibid.] 

Dec. 12. Dennis Fauconer is sent to the abbot and convent of Bordesleye, 

Westminster, to have for life such maintenance of that house as Henry Hunt deceased 

had at the king's command. [By p.s. 30824.] 

Membrane 5d. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Hertford. Order by mainprise of Robert Lumbard 

Westminster, and William Stroweston of London to stay until the quinzainc of 
St. Hilary next the execution of a writ of exigents against John Fage 
and Geoffrey Maryot of Gamelgeye, bringing this writ before the 
justices of the Bench; as the king has learned that Thomas Dokofe 
and William Wylyngham parson of Throkkyng, executors of Stephen 
Bridde, lately impleaded the said John and Geoffrey before the said 
justices for an alleged debt of 221.. and that by process thereupon had 
the sheriff was ordered by writ de fudido to put the defendants in 
exigents from county to county until outlawed if they should not 
appear, and if they should appear to take them and keep them in safe 

custody bo as to have their bodies before the said justices at that day ; 

and tin- defendants have found in chancery the said Robert and William, 

who have mainperned under a pain of 40/. to have their bodies before 

the said justices at the day named. 

Dec. 14. To the Bheriffs of London. Order bj mainprise of Robert Beylam, 

Westmin-t.r. .John Lyndon. William Asshebume, John Bam and Willi am Larnburne 
of London to >tay the further execution of the king's late command 

to the Bherifi use Kdmund Beylam clerk to o • before them 



284 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1375. Membrane 5d — cont. 

and to compel him to find mainpernors who, under a pain to be by 
the sheriffs laid upon them for which the sheriffs would answer, would 
mainpern that he should not without the king's special licence depart 
to any foreign parts, nor there prosecute aught or cause aught to be 
prosecuted or attempted which might tend to the contempt or 
prejudice of the king or to the hurt of his people, neither should he 
send any man thither for that purpose, and if he should refuse, to 
commit him to prison there to be kept in safe custody until he would 
willingly so do, and if the sheriffs have taken him for that cause, order 
to set him free without delay ; as the said command was given upon 
information received that the said Edmund purposed to pass to foreign 
parts in order to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king 
and people, but the said Robert and the others, appearing in person 
in chancery, have mainperned for him as aforesaid under a pain of 200Z. 

Dec. 28. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order, upon the petition of Luke 

Westminster. Wille, by mainprise of Thomas Bukyngham of Bukinghamshire, 
Thomas Ase of Holburne, Henry Touker of Avene of the county of 
Suthampton and John Berton of Holburne to stay the .further 
publication of the exigents against him, bringing this writ before 
the justices of the Bench the day the writ of exigents is returnable ; 
as his petition shews that John de Bisterne is impleading him before 
the said justices to render an account for the time that he was the 
plaintiff's bailiff in Asshele and receiver of the plaintiff's moneys, 
and that without his knowledge he is put in exigents to be outlawed 
for that he came not before the said justices to answer thereupon ; 
and the said Thomas and the others, appearing in person in chancery, 
have mainperned under a pain of 101. to have his body before the 
said justices at the day named. 

Dec. 28. To R. bishop of Salisbury. Order to grant to Hugh de Cotyngham 

Westminster, the king's clerk such a yearly pension as shall befit the givers and 
should bind the receiver to him, making him thereupon letters patent 
under the chapter (sic) seal, and writing again to the king without delay 
what he will do ; as by reason of his new creation the bishop is bound 
in such a pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination, 
until provision of a benefice shall by the bishop be made him ; and 
the king has nominated the said Hugh, whose advancement he has 
at heart. By p.s. 

Dec. 8. To the sheriff of Salop. Order by mainprise of John Fangfosse 

Westminster, clerk, and Thomas Trusbut of Yorkshire, John de Wisebech of 
Cambridgeshire and Adam de Novo Castro of Northumberland to 
stay altogether the publication of the exigents against Hugh de 
Wymondeswolde clerk and the taking of his body, bringing this writ 
before the king ; as lately a process before the king against the said 
Hugh for an alleged trespass at the suit of Ralph Barker of Douere 
in Scarvesdale being continued, order was given to the sheriff by writ 
de judicio to put the defendant in exigents from county to county until 
outlawed if he should not appear, and if he should appear to take him 
and keep him in prison in safe custody so as to have his body before 
the king in the octaves of St. Hilary next to answer the plaintiff; 
and now the said Hugh has petitioned the king for a stay, as he is ready 
to stand to right in all things and to answer the plaintiff, and the 



49 EDWARD Til. 285 



1375. Membrane 5d — conl. 

said John and the others, appearing in person in chancerv, have 
mainperned under a pain of Mm. to have him before the king on the 
dav named. 

1376. 

Jan. 16. To the treasurer and the barons of the exchecpuer. Order to stay until 

minster, the quinzaine of St. John Baptist next their demand made by exchequer 
summons upon Ellen atte Corner to answer or account for the issues 
of certain tenements in the parish of St. Mildred in Bredestrete ward 
in the city of London ; as a plea concerning the premises between 
the king and the said Ellen is pending in chancery without debate. 

Jan. 16. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Strict order on sight of these presents 

Westminster, forthwith to cause proclamation to be made on the king's behalf 
forbidding any merchant of England of whatsoever estate under pain 
of forfeiture thereof to buy or embrace or cause to be bought or 
embraced any sort of corn in that county save such as shall be needful 
for his own consumption and the consumption of his household, or 
to take any out of that county ; as by frequent complaint of the 
people the king has learned that by reason of withdrawing and 
embracing of too much corn now and heretofore done by such 
merchants the dearness of corn is increasing in the said count v, 
wherefore the people in those parts are like to suffer great peril and 
impoverishment if a speedy remedy be not applied. By C. 

[Faedera.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. 

[Ibid.] 

Membrane 4d. 

Jan. 20. To S. archbishop of Canterbury, or in his absence to his vicar 
Westminster, general. Summons to be at London on Sunday before Monday after 
St. George next, to which Monday at Westminster the king for 
particular causes has prorogued the parliament summoned for 
12 February, commanding the said archbishop or vicar general to warn 
the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons 
and clergy of the diocese to be present, the prior and archdeacons in 
.person, the chapter by one proctor and the olergy by two. 
| Hep. on lh< Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 666.] 

The like to A. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Winchester and 

sixteen other bishops, and to the guardians of the spiritualities of 

St. Asaph and Bangor. 

[Ibid., p. 666.] 

To the abbot of St. Augustine, Canterbury. Like summons. 

The like to the abbot of St. Albans and lM other abbots,* the prior 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the prior <>f Coventre. 

| /hid.] 

To John king of Castile and Leon. Summons to the parliament 
as above. 



* After the abbot of Redynge and! the abbot of Westminster one name 

is en i 'i 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1370. Membrane 4d — cont. 

The like to Hugh de Courtenaye earl of Devon and six other earls, 
Henry de Percy and 39 others. 
[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire 
girt with the sword, the most fit and discreet, two citizens of every 
city and two burgesses of every borough in the county to be elected 
and come to the parliament prorogued as above ; but it is not the 
king's will that the said sheriff or any other sheriff be elected, or any 
man of other condition than that specified above. 

The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England. 

[Ibid., p. 667.] 

To William de Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons 
of every of the said ports to be elected and come to the parliament 
prorogued as above. 

[Ibid.] 

1375. Membrane 3d. 

Record of proceedings before the council, reciting the licence given 
by the king on 20 February in the 43rd year of the reign to John le 
Hastynges then earl of Pembroke to make a feoffment to particular 
persons to whom he would and to their heirs of the castle and county 
of Pembroch, the castles and lordships of Tynby and Kilgarren and 
the commote of Oystrelowe in Wales which are held in chief, and to 
such persons to have seisin of the premises and give the same to the 
said earl and to the heirs of his body, with remainder after his death 
for lack of such issue to the king and his heirs ; also licence given by 
the king to the said earl to alien in fee simple to whatsoever persons 
he would all other his castles, lordships, manors and lands with the 
fees and advowsons which he had in demesne or in reversion in England 
and Wales, being held in chief, the manor of Asshle co. Norffolk excepted, 
and of such persons to take again such estate as he pleased, namely 
to himself alone or jointly with others in fee simple, fee tail or for 
life, and to entail, give or grant the same to whom he pleased with 
remainders as he should appoint at his own will and pleasure ; and 
reciting that by virtue of that licence the said earl by charter enfeoffed 
Walter Amy as, John Abraham, John Doun, John Prat clerks, Ralph 
de Walsham and Thomas Criklade and their heirs as well of the said 
castle and county of Pembroch, the castles and lordships of Tynby 
and Kilgarren and the commote of Oysterlowe as of all other his 
said castles, lordships, manors, lands, fees and advowsons held by him 
in chief in England and Wales which he had in demesne and in reversion, 
the manor of Asshle excepted, and also of all other his manors, 
lordships, lands, fees and advowsons in England and Wales not held 
in chief which he had in demesne or in reversion ; reciting also that 
the said feoffees after demised to the said earl for a term of five years 
beginning 20 March 43 Edward III as well the castle and county of 
Pembroch, the castle and lordship of Tynby and Kilgarren and commote 
of Oysterlowe as other the castles, lordships, manors, lands, fees and 
advowsons aforesaid, the manor of Asshle excepted, and that within 
that term he (as John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke lord of Weisford 



49 EDWARD III. 287 



1375. Membrane 3d — cant. 

and Bergeveny) made a surrender to them of his estate in the premises, 
a confirmation of their estate, and a quitclaim with warranty to them, 
their heirs and assigns (French text follows), dated at his inn at London, 
15 April 46 Edward III ; and further reciting that after upon his 
passage to Gascony the said earl caused a schedule to be written 
making mention of those feoffments, and specially requesting the saicl 
feoffees truly to perform certain his wills, and to dispose of his castles, 
lordships and lands according to the form of that schedule, causing 
the same to be sealed with one seal of his in form of a letter patent 
and closed up, sealing the same when closed with the ring on his finger, 
and sending the same so closed and sealed up from the sea to the said 
feoffees ; and reciting that now in the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
49 Edward III, the said earl being dead over sea, certain of the said 
feoffees, namely the said Walter, John Doune, John Prat and Ralph 
de Walsham, came before the council at Westminster and there 
delivered the said schedule closed as aforesaid, which was before the 
council opened, and there viewed and understood, (French text follows,) 
whereby the said earl gave the said feoffees knowledge of his will, 
charging and requiring them, if he should die over sea before returning 
to England, of the issues of his said lands to levy and pay his debts, 
in case full execution of his will might not be by his executors made 
of his chattels, and then in case he should die without an heir of his 
body to amortise the manor of Totenham to the church of St. Paul 
in order to keep his anniversary every year and to find twelve wax 
candles throughout the year burning at reasonable times about his 
tomb, and if there should be any impediment wherefore the said manor 
might not be so amortised, to sell the same and pay the money thereof 
arising to the profit of the said church and the ' Chartehous ' in London 
for the purposes aforesaid, charging them also in case he should die 
without issue to enfeoff the king of the castle and county of Pembroke, 
the castles and lordships of Tyneby and Kilgaren and the commote 
of Oisterlowe, and to give to his cousin Sir William Beauchamp and 
to his heirs for ever all other the castles, manors, lands etc. in England 
and Wales which the said feoffees had by his feoffment, and the 
reversion of the castle, town and lordship of Bergev|eny| and of all 
the manors, lordships, lands etc. held in dower by Dame Mary de 
Seint Pauil in England and Wales, upon condition that he shall bear 
the whole arms of the said earl and shall prevail with the king [facekmt 
ei dees nostre seigneur le roi) that he may bear the name of earl of Pembrok 
to him and his heirs, and if he will not or may not so do to make a 
feoffment and grant of the premises to his cousin Sir William de Clynton 
upon the same condition, this schedule bearing date in the said earl's 
inn in London. ."» May 1372 ; whereupon tin- -aid feoffees there professed 

that they ever were and are ready to their power truly to fulfil all the 
wills and conditions in that schedule contained and to do QOUghf 
contrary to the call's will, and the said William Beauchamp alter 

appearing in person before the council in presence of the said feoff 

averred, in so far as the matter therein contained concerned him. 

that he was ready for himself and his heirs to perform the same 

Cording tO the call's will. Qamelj tO hear the whole arms of the said 

earl and to make BUi1 with the kin<_' and his heirs that he and his heirs 

should have, receive and bear the name of earl of Pembrooh in case the 
said carl should die without issue, praying the king and oounoil and the 
said feoffeee to keep whole and unimpaired the aad right of 



2SS 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



137r>. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 



him the said William and of his heirs therein ; but because the said 
earl dying over seas has an heir of his body, who is now within age 
as the council is assured, it is determined that the king shall have 
the wardship of the said castles, manors, lordships, lands etc. until 
the lawf ul age of the said heir, saving to Anne who was wife of the said 
earl her dower of the same. 

Membrane 2d. 

Dec. 8. John Cursor of the king's chamber is sent to the abbot and convent 

Westminster, of Eynesham to take for life such maintenance in that house as Richard 

Fauconer in his life time or any other at the command of the king or 

his forefathers had at any time past in meat or otherwise. By p.s.* 

Membrane id. 

Dec. 20. To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order by mainprise of John de Dunham, 
Westminster. William de Dunham, Thomas de Dunham and John de Shengham 
of London to set free Richard Oriel, Richard de Dunham, Christiana 
Chaunterel and Sibyl Chaunterel from prison, bringing this writ before 
the justices at Westminster on the morrow of the Purification next ; 
as lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriff to take the said 
Richard, Richard, Christiana and Sibyl so as to have them before 
the said justices on that day to answer as well the king as Thomas 
Monk, namely the said Richard and Richard wherefore contrary to 
the ordinance they admitted to their service and retained the said 
Christiana and Sibyl, who were lately in the service of the said Thomas 
at Merkessale, and without reasonable cause and his licence withdrew 
therefrom before the term agreed, and the said Christiana and Sibyl 
wherefore they withdrew as aforesaid ; and petition is made to the 
king on behalf of all the prisoners to be set free, shewing that they 
are taken by the bailiffs of the city of Norwych, whom the sheriff has 
caused to have the return of that writ, and are imprisoned in the prison 
of the said city, and that they are ready to answer touching the 
premises, and to stand to right in all things ; and the said John and 
the others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under 
a pain of 20/. to have their bodies before the said justices at the day 
named. 



Dec. 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon a petition made on behalf 
Westminster, of John Lyggard of Westclendon, by mainprise of Walter Hamme 
and John Okhurst of Sussex to stay the execution of a writ de judicio 
against the said John Lyggard at the suit of Roger de Hynton citizen 
and carpenter of London, bringing this writ before the justices at 
Westminster one month after Easter ; as the said petition shews 
that by the said writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriffs to put the 
defendant in exigents from husting to husting until outlawed if he 
should not appear, and if he should appear to take him and keep him 
in prison in safe custody so as to have his body before the said justices 
on that day to answer the plaintiff concerning an alleged debt of 10Z. 10s., 
and that the defendant is ready to answer and stand to right in all 

* By warrant (30816) dated 7 December, the office of porter of Eynesham 
abbey is granted to ' Johan Currour de nostre chambre,' with the fees and profits 
which Richard de Faxton deceased had. 



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1375. Membrane \<l — eoni. 

things; ami the said Walter and John Okhurst, appearing in person 
in chanoery, have mainperned under a pain of 10*. 10a. to have his 
body before the said justices at the day named. 

L376. 

Jan. 2. .John Haukyn one of the king's Serjeants at arms is -cut to the 

Kings abbot and mnvent of Abyndon. to have for life such maintenance 

I. Qgley. in that abbey as Adam del Castel deceased had at the king's command. 

By p.s. [30Sf>4.J 

Charter of Katherine daughter and heir of John Baas, giving with 
warranty to John Twyford, Andrew Barentvn and William Britford, 
their heirs and assigns, all her lands, rents and services in Bokyngham, 
Padbury and Hadyngton co. Bokyngham late of William Kynbell, 
and all other her lands in that county. Witnesses : Roger atte 
Chambre, Thomas Cotes. Eugh Waltham, Robert Boxford. Dated 
London. 8 January 4!) Edward III. 

Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 January. 

Jan. 3. To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon petition made on behalf 

Westminster, of John Frere. to set him free from Neugate gaol by mainprise of 
Walter atte Lee and William Giffard ; as the said petition shews 
that at the suil of certain his enemies, averring that he grievously 
threatened them in life and limbs, he is taken and there imprisoned 
to find security in that behalf ; and the said Walter and William, 
appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 
100/. that he shall do or procure no bodily hurt or harm to any of the 
people being a complainant as aforesaid. 

Jan. 1 1 . John son of John Pritilwel] to John ( 'haunceux knighl . Recognisance 
West minster, for 1 .001)/.. to be levied, in default of payment . of his lands and chattels 
in Essex. 



Jan. 20. Thomas Stanes* is sent to the abbot and convent of Abbottesbui \ . 

Sheen. to take for life such maintenance in that abbey as Walter Sylfreuas 

deceased had at the king's command. I''\ p a [30869.] 



iii til" warm nt .i - Hi.- knr.: -• • I o i r. • . 

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1376. MEMBRANE 23. 

Jan. 26. To Philip de Courteney admiral of the fleet to the westward, or 

Westminster, to his lieutenant. Order to take of the masters and seamen of any 
ships whatsoever freighted with merchandise in the ports of Dertmuth 
and Plymmuth and other ports of those parts, which are arrested for 
the king's service upon their passage towards the city of Bourdeaux, 
security by their oaths at least that they will bring those ships again 
to the ports of Hamel and Sandewich, and will have them there on 
1 March next ready for the king's service as direction is given to the 
admiral by the king, and to dearrest the said ships, suffering them 
without let to pass to the said city such arrest notwithstanding ; 
as divers ships so freighted are there arrested for the king's service 
as the king has learned. By C. 

Jan. 28. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Herefordshire. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to Hugh Pauncefot. brother of Grimbald Pauncefot knight, 
the manor of Couwarn 40s. of rent therein excepted, which is taken 
into the king's hand by the said Grimbald's death, together with 
the issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, 
taken by the escheator, that the said Grimbald at his death held 
no lands in that bailiwick in his demesne as of fee nor in 
service, but by fine levied in the king's court held the said 
manor (with the exception aforesaid) by knight service to him and 
Ellen his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for 
lack of such issue to the heirs of the said Grimbald's body, 
and for lack of an heir of his body to the said Hugh and 
to the heirs of his body, of the heirs of Humphrey de Bohun earl 
of Hereford tenant in chief, being within age and in the king's ward- 
ship, as of the honour of Brechon, and that the said Grimbald and 
Ellen are dead without issue ; and the king has taken the fealty of 
the said Hugh. 

Jan. 26. Brother John de Mari monk of Lenton priory has the king's letters 

Westminster, of exchange addressed to Peter Mark merchant of Lumbardy dwelling 
in the city of London for 10 marks payable to him in foreign parts. 

Feb. 15. Brother John Hacune has like letters of exchange addressed to 

Westminster. John Crede merchant of Lumbardy dwelling in the city of London 
for 20/. payable to him in foreign parts. 

MEMBRANE 22. 

Jan. 29. To John de Elinerugge constable of Corf castle, and to his lieutenant. 

Westminster. Order to cause John de Weston, whom the king lately sent to be 

kept in custody in that castle until further order, to come before the 

king and council without delay, there to answer touching matters 

which shall be laid before him on the king's behalf. 



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].")7G. M'/nhrane 22 — ront. 

Jan. 31. To the mayor and sheriff of Bristol. Order to keep without 

bminster. delivering up a ship called 'la Seinte Marti ' of Lulhao, John Bono 

de Madarega masterj a ship of St. Nicholas of Dondarna, John sfartines 

de .Maillio master, and any goods and merchandise of merchants of 
Spain therein, and to restore without delay to Francis Marcadel, 
Francis Romer, Francis de Soyler and Massian Carrer, merchants of 
Cateloigne and subjects of the king of Arragon, 1,408 ' hens ' and one 
measure of 'grayne' in the former ship, 1,02!) 'hens' and three 
measures of ' grayne ' in the latter ship, 10 tuns of ' haehins ' which 
cost I'M. 10s. gross, and 10 ' meses ' of copper which cost 51/. 12-. 
gross, being their goods and merchandise taken by the king's liegi 

the said goods were lately freighted in the port of Swyne in 
Flanders, and by the king's lieges coming in the fleet from Brittany 
by the ' Bay ' were taken at sea by force of arms, and are brought 
with the said ships to the port of Bristol, as is certified by 
letters of John king of Castile and Leon his son sent 
to the king and council ; and it is the king's will that 
restitution be made to the said merchants of their own goods, according 
to the alliance between him and the king of Arragon. Proviso that the 
custom and subsidy shall be truly paid upon such of those goods 
as shall he there exposed for sale. 

Feb. 6. # To the collectors in the port of London of the subsidy of 6d. in the 

Westminster, pound. Order to suffer all the parcels comprised in a schedule 

enclosed, which were lately bought in Flanders for the king's own 

stock and brought to the port of London, to be taken thence without 

demanding the said subsidy to the king's use. 

Memorandum of the parcels aforesaid, received by Richard Lyouns : 
Mark of John Double: 6 pipes with spices 2 bales of 'canvas,' 
10 pieces of wax. 1 bale of ' ris,' 1 pipe of sugar, 2 barrels of 
oranges. 
Mark of Pete] Gyselyn : 5 pipes with spices. ID pieces of wax, 
2 bales (.!' almonds, 7 bales of • ris.' 2 hales of ' canvas,' 1 barrel 
with spices. 
Mok of William Mewes : 5 pipes with spices. 
Mark of Peter Jonisson : 10 pieces of wax, 1 hale of ' ris.' 2 bales 

of almonds. 
.Mark of John Laur' : 10 piece- of wax. 1 pipe with hauberks, 
1 hales of almonds. 

I'cb. 4. To John de Hale escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand and not to meddle further with the manor- of Burnham 

and Brene taken into the king's hand b\ the death of Thomas ,|,- 

Graunson knight, delivering to William de .Monte Acute earl .if 
Salisbury any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, 

taken at the king's command h\ Walter ('yficwast late escheator. 
that the -.nil Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in 

chief or ol others in In-- demesne as of fee. but held the said mam 

fO] hi- l>\ L'lant nl the said earl, with reversion t<> the earl and his 

heirs and that the -ami- are held of others than the king. 

Feb. 9. ro John Carneli escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove 

\\ • • i the king's hand, and not in meddle further with the manor ol Quynton 

t i ken into t hi- kit Mid i.\ i hi- d< ath ol \\ 1 1 ha in de Quynton knight 



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1376. Membrane 22 — cont. 

delivering to Isabel his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king 
lias learned by inquisition, taken at his command by Nicholas 
Seymour late escheator, that the said William at his death held no 
lands in that county in chief, but by fine levied in the king's court 
held the said manor jointly with the said Isabel for their lives of the 
gift of Edmund fitz Johan and Richard Leycestre, and that the same 
is held of others than the king. 

Feb. 11. To John de Mattisford escheator in Devon. Order to cause John 

Westminster, de Brightle and Agnes his wife to have seisin of the purparty of the 
said Agnes of the lands etc. of Richard de Merton tenant in chief kept 
in the king's hand, keeping the purparty of Agnes the younger in his 
hand until further order ; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken 
at the king's command by Thomas Chaumbernoun then escheator, 
that the said Richard at his death held the castle of Chepyngtoriton 
in chief by knight service, and 13.5. 4(7. of rent in Chepyngtoriton of 
others than the king, that Eleanor wife of Matthew de Stowille knight, 
Joan wife of John Baunsile and Agnes de Merton the said Richard's 
daughters by Margaret his first wife, and Agnes his daughter by 
Maud his second wife are his next heirs, the said Eleanor and Joan 
being of full age and the said Agnes and Agnes within age, on 14 June 
in the 45th year of his reign the king respited the homage of the said 
Matthew by reason of issue between him and the said Eleanor 
begotten, and commanded the said late escheator to take the fealties 
of the said Matthew and John Baunsile, to take of the said Matthew 
and Eleanor, John Baunsile and Joan security for payment of their 
reliefs at the exchequer, in presence of the heirs and parceners of that 
heritage and of Thomas de Stanes to whom the king has committed 
the wardship of two thirds thereof, if being warned they would attend, 
to make a partition of the premises into four equal parts, and to 
cause the said Matthew and Eleanor, John Baunsile and Joan to have 
seisin of their purparties, keeping the purparties of the said Agnes 
and Agnes in the king's hand until further order, with a proviso that 
every one of the heirs should have a portion of the premises held in 
chief and be the king's tenant ; and now the said Agnes the elder, 
whom the said John de Brightle has taken to wife, has proved her age 
before the escheator, and the king has taken the fealty of her said 
husband. 

Feb. 14. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take 

Westminster, of Margaret who was [wife] of Thomas Graunson knight an oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of the 
heirs, if beine; warned thev will attend, to assign her dower of her 
said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death, sending 
the assignment to be enrolled in chancery. 

To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Like order to assign dower 
to the said Margaret, of whom an oath has been taken by Edmund de 
Brugge (as above). 

Feb. 20. To the sheriffs of London. Whereas lately the king learned that 

Westminster, certain tuns of wine being brought to the city of London in a ship of 

Bayoun, John Venisse master, the said master and the keepers of the 

wine [were brought] before Robert de Asshton the treasurer, the 



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L376. Membratu 22 — cont. 

king's butler, the collectors of the subsidy lately granted to the kinu r 
<»f ti'/. in the pound and 2a. on every tun ot wine and before other 
his lieges, and alleged that the wine was of Florimund lord ot la Sparre, 
and under Ins name paid the said subsidy to the collectors, and thai 
at the suit ot James Jacomyn merchanl of Florence, averring that 
the saiil Florimund was bound to him in too/., the sheriffs Bummoned 
him to answer before them touching that alleged debt, arresting the 
-aid wine, and that certain ot thi said keepers appearing befon the 

sheriffs ;i 1 1< 'tr*'<l that the wine was their own and not of the -aid 
Florimund, offering proof thereof in order that the said .lames should 
be debarred from his action, and craving (leanest and delivery to 
to them of the said wine to make their advantage thereof ; and whereas 
the king, taking note that such proof ought not to be received contrary 
to the acknowledgment of the said master and keepers anil their 
first averments, commanded the sheriffs to certify him and the 
council concerning the tenor of the process before them had. and 
to continue the cause before them, by virtue whereof they have 
deferred to proceed therein ; the tenor of the process being viewed 
and examined before the council, forasmuch as the said master and 
keepers after their coming before the treasurer and collectors all* 
and acknowledged that the said wine was of the said Florimund, 
and paid the Bubsidj under his name, as is witnessed as well by the 
treasurer as by certificate of John de [klyngham late collector of 
the said subsidy it seems to the council reasonable that the wine 
so arrested, and appraised at 1(>7/. 6*. 8d. as the sheriffs have certified. 
be delivered to the said James to hold or answer for the same according 
to the custom of the city of London, and the king notifies the sheriffs 
thereof thai they may the more advisedly proceed in the same cause 
doing speedy justice to the parties, the king's said command notwith- 
standing. Proviso that the said James shall before the sheriffs find 
urity. for which they will answer, to answer for the wine or the 
value thereof if hereafter the said Florimund shall Buffer himself to 
be justified according to the custom <>t the said city, and will sue for 
the same. By C. 

Mi: Mm: ask 21. 
Jan. 30. To Oliver de Barnham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to take the 

alty of Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Loveyn according 

to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to ienio\e the king's hand 
and meddle no further with the manors of Barton St. John and 
Staunton St. John taken into the king's hand by her said husband's 

death, delivering to the -aid Margarel any issues thereoi taken ; 
a- the kin<_ r has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator. that 

the said Nicholas at In- death held no lands in that <ount\ in chiei 

in his demesne as ,,t fee, but held the -aid manors jointly with the 
-aid Margarel by 'jilt of William de Wykeham bishopof Winchester ami 
others made with the king's licence namely the manor of Barton to t hem 

and the heir- oi the body of the -aid Nicholas, the manor ol St miiton 

tor their lives with remainders to ll<ni\ -on oi Henr> Bet ind 

Richard brother of the said rlenrj the son, and Thomas brother ot 

the -aid Richard and t hat t he -a me a re held in chid \<\ knighl ser\ ice. 

Feb. 6. To John Camels escheator in Nbrhamptonshire. Order t<> remove 

. the king's hnid and not to meddle further with the advOWSOO and 



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Monhninc 21 — cont. 



church of Coleworth. delivering to the prior of Canons Assheby any 
issues thereof taken ; as lately upon information received of the 
finding of an inquisition, before the escheator taken of his office, 
that after the statute of mortmain the said church is without the 
king's licence appropriated to the said prior and the convent, the 
king ordered the escheator to send that inquisition into chancery 
at a set day now past, and by that inquisition sent thither by virtue 
of the king's command it is found that after the statute of mortmain 
the said prior and convent without obtaining the king's licence 
appropriated to them and their successors two thirds of the advowson 
of Coleworth church ; and the said prior, appearing in chancery on 
the morrow of the Purification last, produced letters patent of the 
king, dated 15 June in the 29th year of his reign, giving licence to 
the said prior and convent and to their successors to appropriate and 
hold the said church, being of their own patronage it was said, also 
papal letters whereby the pope appropriated and annexed that church 
to the said priory with all rights and appurtenances thereof, praying 
removal of the king's hand ; and the king has viewed as well his 
letters patent as the pope's bull and other evidences of the prior, 
whereby it appears that the said church was lawfully appropriated. 

Feb. 7. To William Walshale escheator in Salop and in the march of Wales 

Westminster, adjacent. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth wife of Robert Corbet 
knight according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to remove 
the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of Shawebury 
and Besseford, three messuages and three bovates of land in 
Shawebury and divers other manors and lands in the said county 
and march taken into the king's hand by her said husband's death, 
delivering to the said Elizabeth any issues thereof taken ; as the 
king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the 
said Robert at his death held no lands in the said county and march in 
chief nor of others in his demesne as of fee, but that by gift of Thomas 
Grey vicar of Morton and others made with the king's licence he held 
the said manors and premises in Shawebury jointly with the said 
Elizabeth for their lives in chief by knight service, and the other, 
manors and lands aforesaid likewise jointly with her for their lives 
of others than the king. 



Feb. 12. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Herefordshire and the march 

Westminster, of Wales adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to Giles Malore and 
Joan his wife, who was wife of Richard Baskerville knight tenant by 
knight service of the heirs of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford 
and of William de Ferariis tenants in chief deceased, being within 
age and in the king's wardship, an underwood in Erdesley extended 
at 20s. a year, 60s. of rent in that town, a hamlet called Parton 
extended at 26s. Sd., the pleas and perquisites of court there at 
13s. 4d., 200 acres of demesne land in the said hamlet at 40s., a pasture 
therein at 40s., a hamlet called Irdesley at 40s., and the pleas and 
perquisites of the court of Irdesley extended at 26s. Sd. a year ; as 
the king by letters patent has pardoned the said Giles his trespass 
in taking her to wife, and the said Joan her trespass in marrying 
without the king's licence, and of the lands of the said Richard taken 
into the king's hand by his death has assigned the premises to her, 



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295 



1376. 



1/ mbrane 21 — nmt . 



rendering •>-. Bd. a year, which is the excess of her said dower, to the 
king u 

Baid heir. 



kin lt until the lawful age of the Baid Richard's heir and then to the 



Fel). I To Oliver de Barnham escheator in Wiltesir. Order to remove the 

Westminster, king's hand, and not to meddle Further with the manor oi Wbtton 

Ryvers and -i\ messuages in the city of New Sarum taken into the 

king's hand bv the death of Thomas de la Kvvere. delivering to Isahel 

■ 

his wife any issues thereof taken ; as the king has learned bj inquisition, 

taken by the escheator. that the said Thomas at .his death held the 
said manor jointly with the said Isahel to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, and the said messuages for life in her right, and that the >auie 
are held of others than the king. 

Feh. 16. To William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland. Order 
Westminster, to inform himself fully of the estate of Ireland and all profits and 
commodities thereof, and leaving all other things to he in person 
hefore the council at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter next, to 
treat and give counsel with the king, the lords and others of the council 
touching the business of Ireland and the reformation and security 
of the estate thereof ; as it is the king's will b\ discretion and advice 
of the lords and learned men of his council to make provision for 
the reformation of the estate of Ireland and for the good governance 
thereof, hoping that the business may he the better directed by the 
counsel and information of the said William ; and order upon his 
departure from Ireland to deliver by indenture the office of justiciary 
of Ireland and all things thereto pertaining to Maurice tit/. Thomas 
earl of Kildarc to whom the king by letters patent has committed 
that office during the said William's absence or until further order. 

[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv, p. 667. J 

The like to the following : 

Roger Holiwode knight chief baron of the exchequer of Ireland. 
William Carle! one of the barons of the exch< quer of Ireland. 

[Ibid., p. 668.] 

Feb. 16. To the chancellor and the treasure] in Ireland and either of them. 
Westminster. Order upon their allegiance to inform themselves touching the 

estate of Ireland and the profits and commodities thereof to the 
king pertaining, and how such estate may most fitly be corrected, 

and before the quinzaine oi Easter a1 latest to certify the king and 
council under their seals touching the premises and other matters 
whatsoever which according to their discretion shall seem to be most 

'Mul in that behalf, with then- counsel and advice thereupon; 

William de Wyndesore governor and guardian of Ireland and 
certain other the king's officers <>t Ireland are at the king's command 
about to come to him in England to give information to the ki 
and council concerning the estate of Ireland, and it i- the king's will 
to he certified likewise as aforesaid i»\ the chancellor and treasurer. 

MEMBR i w 20. 

I •'• »b. 10. To Edmund Lorence i oi in Lancashire. Order t<» remove 

Westminsfc r. the king's hand, and not to middle further w ith a in e ot \\ illiam 

Fletewode in Scotford, delivering up anj issues thereol taken; 
lateU Richard de Boghton late escheator certified in ohanoerj 



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l.'>7(>. Membrane 20 — cont. 

the king's command that he took the said messuage into the king's 
band for that he found by inquisition, before him taken, that William 
le Skynner of Scot ford outlawed for felony on the day when his out- 
lawry was published held the same in his demesne as of fee ; and 
after because the said escheator did not fully certify him thereupon, 
the king ordered the coroners to search the outlawries and felonies 
pending before them and other memoranda, and to certify under 
their, seals whether any such outlawry was pending or proclaimed 
in that county, and if so what, for committing what felony, and the 
date thereof ; and Richard de Assheton, William de Bredekirk 
and Edmund Frere coroners have certified that they have searched 
the rolls and memoranda of their office, and found no felony com- 
mitted by William Skynner, nor any outlawry published against 
him for any cause. 

Feb. 18. To William Walshale escheator in Salop and. Staffordshire. Order 

Westminster, to cause Henry son and heir of John Morf tenant in chief to have 

seisin of his said father's lands taken into the king's hand by his 

death ; as he proved his age before Roger de la Lee late escheator, 

and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [30919.] 

Feb. 19. To William de Latymere constable of Dovorre castle and warden 

Westminster, of the Cinque Ports or his lieutenant, Nicholas Heryng' steward of 
Kent, Thomas Elys, Thomas Loveryk and Arnald Broun of Sandwich, 
and the bailiffs of the city of Canterbury and the town of Romene. 
Order to proceed according to the king's letters patent to them here- 
tofore made to make restitution of all the wines of merchants of 
Bourdeaux lately taken at sea by the king's lieges in two ships of 
Campe, doing speedy justice to the parties according to the laws 
and customs of the said ports, the king's command to stay such 
proceedings notwithstanding ; as on 26 July last the king appointed 
the said William and the others, six, five, four, three and two of them, 
to make inquisition by true men of the liberty of the Cinque Ports 
concerning the said wines and the names of all and singular who took 
the same and then had them, and to restore the same to Peter de 
Brymons and William Megge merchants of Bourdeaux in whose hands 
soever they should be found ; and upon the petition of Adam de 
Bury citizen of London, who is indicted for 60 tuns of the said wines 
by him taken it was said, the king after on 18 December following 
by a mainprise found in chancery by the said defendant, commanded 
them to stay the process before them against the said Adam upon 
that indictment. 

Feb. 21. To John Dymmok escheator in Lincolnshire. Order, upon the 

Westminster, petition of William Mountayn clerk executor of John de Welby, 
if the facts are as stated, to deliver to him the goods and chattels 
which were the testator's at his death, that he may pay the testator's 
debts and execute his will as he ought to do ; as his petition shews 
that the said goods and chattels are hardly sufficient to pay the 
testator's debts and legacies, and that pretending that they are of 
John de Navenby which they are not, the escheator has caused the same 
to be seized into the king's hand as forfeit to the king, for that 
John de Navenby feloniously ravished Elizabeth who was wife of 



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L376. Membraiu 20 — con/. 

John de Welby, for which felony he is indicted, and is put in exigents in 

Lincolnshire to be outlawed it is said. Ii is the king's will that the 
icheatoi be thereof discharged toward him. 

Feb. <>. T" the mayor of the town of Warham. Order, upon the petition 

of the prior of Bustlesham Mbuntagu, to take a mainprise, for which 
the mayor will answer, for having a ship called the ' Margaret* 'of 
Warham. John Iwayn master, ready at the day and place appointed 
to sail on the king's service, and to Buffer the said master freely w ithout 
let to put on board two marble columns by the said prior boughl at 

Warham and bring them to the city of London, any command of the 
king to the said mayor previously addressed aotwithstanding ; as 

the prior's petition shews that the said ship is now arrested for the 
kn ■ \ ice. By C. 

Feb. 7. To William Strete the king's butler, or to his representative in 

bminster. the port of Suthampton. Order to deliver to the prior and convent 
of St. Denis by Suthampton or to their attorney one tun of red 
wine of the king's prise of wines brought to that port of this instant 
season of ' rek ' : as the king by charter has given to the said prior 
and convent and to their successors for the celebration of ma- 
in that priory for the souls of the faithful departed one tun of red 
wine, to be taken every year in that port by the hands of Ins butler 
for the time being or of the said butler's representative there of the 
first wines of the king's prise brought thither of the season of ' rek.' 
It is the king's will that the butler be thereof discharged toward 
him. 

Feb. 1. To the sheriff of Nbrffolk. Order to cause a coroner for the town 

minster, of Lenne to be elected instead of Simon de Gunton, who is dead as the 
king has learned. 

Feb. 1. To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Thomas de Conipton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Membrane 19. 

March 6. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order, upon the petition of William hike 

w i tminster. the king ant at arms, by mainprise of John Fisshe and Geoffrey 

Fourboui of the city of London to deliver to him w ithout delay certain 
armour of his by the sheriff arrested to the king's use for particular 
causes; as the said John and Geoffrey, appearing in person in 
chancers-. bavi mainperned that the said serjeanl shall truly answer 
to the king for the same or for the value thereof, if it shall be forfeit 
to the king. 

March 1". To Robert Hale- prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jersualem in 
England, and to brother Richard de Overton receiver genera] in 
England of the supreme master of Rodes. Licence this time, the 
king's prohibition notwithstanding, to send over b\ wa\ of exchange 

to the said master and convent at Ibxles. for their use and advantage 
and for defence of christians there and not ebew here dwelling and 

cone otherwise I 000 marks if bo great a Bum I'- ied and collected m 

name of response (r< tpOMtonie) be in their treasury, provided that the 

said master and convent shall certify the king oJ the reoeipl then 



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although lately the king learned that the said prior and all his 
predecessors being priors of the said Hospital in all past times had 
and held all the lands and possessions of the Hospital in Scotland 
as one preceptory pertaining and annexed to their priory and subject 
to their jurisdiction, and set over the same the king's lieges of England 
who paid their response to their chapter of England and not elsewhere, 
and that the late prior of the Hospital in France being made master 
of Rodes, scheming to draw to the dominion and power of the realm 
of France and into subjection to the prior in France the said preceptory 
being so subject to the power of the realm of England and ruled by 
the king's lieges, has thereto collated a certain Scotsman, appointing 
that the response which used to be paid to the said chapter should 
thenceforward be paid to the prior of France at Paris, and although 
the king, willing to obviate this new and unheard of prejudice to him 
and to the realm, forbade the said prior and receiver under pain of 
forfeiture and at their peril secretly or openly to send or suffer to be 
sent to the said master any money or cess of the said Hospital in 
name of response or otherwise whatsoever, until the said master 
should apply a remedy ; as the said master and the convent of Rodes, 
learning for a surety by express information of brethren of the priory 
dwelling therein that the preceptory of Scotland used to be held, 
ruled and governed by the priors of England, of their particular 
knowledge have revoked and annulled the gift thereof to the said 
Scotsman, and have granted and conferred the same upon the said 
prior in England with all and singular the members, appurtenances 
and rights thereto belonging and which ought to belong thereto in 
spiritualities and temporalities as well in chief as in the members, 
as appears by bulls of the said prior (sic) and convent produced before 
the council ; and at the instance and solicitation of the said prior 
and receiver and in consideration of their indigence the king would 
shew favour to the said master and convent. Dupplicatur. 
Et erat patens. 

Membrane 18. 

Feb. 22. To the guardian, governor or justiciary of Ireland or his representa- 
Westminster. tive, and to the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland for the time being 
and either of them. Order, upon the petition of Elizabeth who was 
wife of Edward le Despenser knight tenant in chief, being daughter 
and heir of Bartholomew son of Bartholomew de Burgerssh, to cause 
restitution and livery to be made to her of all the manors, lands, 
rents etc. which were of her right and heritage after her said father's 
death, and were taken into the king's hand as well by virtue of the 
ordinance hereinafter mentioned as by her said husband's death, with 
the knights' fees and advowsons of churches, and with all issues thereof 
taken since Martinmas last, on which day the said Edward died as is 
found by inquisition thereupon taken at the king's command by 
Edmund Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire 
and returned in the chancery of England ; as her petition shews that 
the manors of Killotheran and Belliconar co. Watirford, which are 
of her heritage, were after her said father's death taken into the king's 
hand by virtue of an ordinance, lately made at Guldeford in the 
42nd year of the reign, that every man having lordships or lands 
in Ireland whatsoever should under pain of forfeiture thereof before 
Easter in the 43rd year or on that feast come in person to Ireland, 



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1 3 7 * '» . Miinbrane IS — cont. 

or send thither men sufficient according to the proportion of such 
lands, there to abide thenceforward upon the defence of Ireland. 

and for that the said Edward, being then on the king's servioe over 
i and knowing not of that ordinance, came not before the said 
feast, nor sent men sufficient to abide upon the defence of the said 
lordships and lands, and thai the same were in the king's hand until 
the said Edward's death and after and yet are as well for that cau-e 
as l>v the said Edward's death, praying restitution ; and inasmuch 
there is no fault in her the said Elizabeth, and the said Edward 
might not forfeit the said manors but for his life time, in consideration 
of hi- estate therein, and for that the king has taken the hom 
and fealty of the said Elizabeth for her said father's lands in KiiL r land 
and Ireland and has commanded livery to be given her of all lands 
of her heritage in England, he is minded to grant her prayer. Proviso 
that the said Elizabeth shall rateablv by herself or by others find 
and perform all charges due for the said manors, as others in Ireland 
are bound to do. 

March 5. To the warden of the Flete prison. Order by mainprise of John de 
Westminster. Xeville lord of Raby to cause John de Grantham, attorney of Bertram 
Monboucher late sheriff of Northumberland, to be set free from the 
said prison without delay : as the said John de Xeville has mainperned 
before the treasurer of England that the said Bertram shall in the 
quinzaine of Easter next pay at the exchequer all moneys by him 
due to the king for the time that he was sheriiT. or shall he that day 
at the exchequer to do and receive what the court shall determine in 
that behalf. By hill of the treasurer. 

March 14. Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of Nicholas Donyngton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

MEMBRANE 17. 
.March 24. To Robert de Wilughhy, Ralph de Crumwell, William de Thorp, 
w . tminster. Thomas de Ingelby, Henry de Asty, Roger de Kirketon, Roger de 
Fulthorp, Robert de Haryngton, John Hode and William de Spaigne, 
and every of them. Order to continue in the state it now is until 
some day after Whitsuntide next to lie by them appointed the king's 
writ of 14 March last appointing them. nine, eight, seven, six. five, 
four, three and two of them, of whom the said Thomas. Roger or 
Roger -hould be one, justices to make inquisition bj true men of 
Lincolnshire concerning certain alleged trespasses by force of arms 

committed at Multon h\ .Matthew Redemane knight and others 

against Gilbert de [Jmframville earl of Angos, and to hear and deter- 
mine the same, making no further process thereupon in the mean 
time nor until further order, that in the mean time the king and 
COUnoil may ha\e fuller inforrnat ion concerning the premises and 

the manner thereof ; as the -aid Matthew has submitted himself 

to the kii ICC Hid to the order of the king and council concerning 

trespasses and wrongdoings whatsoever wherein he shall be found 

tp -i in regard to entering the manor ol Multon. praying that 

the -.mi plaint We l>\ the king and council debated, and has found 
mainpernors in chancery who have mainperned under a pain oi 2001. 

that he -hall he ie,u|\ to ,m-wer and content the .said call and others 
,,| the people tilde foi the t|e-|>a--cs a lid U lollIM lo| QgB whclcot he 

and the others aforesaid shall he found guilty. 



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1, ,: )7<). Membrane 17 — cont. 

To John de Welle. Ralph de Crumwell, Roger de Kirkcton, Henry 
Asty. William de Burgh and John Hode and every of them. Order 
not to proceed until a day to be by them appointed after Whitsuntide 
next to take an assize of novel disseisin before them arraigned by 
Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos and Maud his wife against 
Matthew de Redemane knight. Joan his wife and others, and another 
like assize before them arraigned by the said earl and Maud against 
Joan who was wife of Anthony de Lucy and others concerning tenements 
in Multon, but to continue those assizes in the state they now are, that 
in the mean time the king and council may have fuller information 
concerning the matter ; as on 4 March last the king by letters patent 
appointed the said John and the others to take those assizes ; and 
the said Matthew has submitted himself to the king's grace concerning 
the said assize and other matters in regard to that cause, and has 
found in chancery mainpernors who have mainperned for him and 
the said Joan under a pain of 200/. that they shall be ready to answer 
and according to the order of the king and council to content the 
said earl and others of the people there for all manner of trespasses 
and wrongs, in case they and the others aforesaid shall be found 
guilty in that behalf. 

The like to Thomas de Ingelby and William de Burgh. 

March 27. To the sheriff of Suthampton. Strict order, as he will save him 
Westminster, harmless, by true men of his bailiwick within liberties and without 
to make inquisition concerning all the treasure found under ground 
which is in the keeping as well of Henry Holton bailiff of the hundred 
of Pacchestrowe and Clere as of others in the sheriff's bailiwick, 
causing the same to be arrested to the king's use wherever it may 
be found, and to be brought or sent safely to the receipt of the 
exchequer ; as the king is informed that the said bailiff and certain 
others have in their keeping a particular treasure so found, which may 
pertain to the king and to none other. 

MEMBRANE 16. 

Feb. 28. To John de Tothill. Order not to meddle further in the office of 

Westminster, guardian of the peace, justice of oyer and terminer, and arrayer of 
men at arms, armed men and archers in the Westrithing in Yorkshire, 
although by divers letters patent the king lately appointed him and 
other lieges to the same ; as for particular causes laid before the council 
the king has thought fit to remove him. 

Feb. 26. To Thomas Sewale escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to cause the 
Westminster, abbot of Wobourne to have seisin of a messuage, 22 acres of land, 
2 acres of meadow and 4s. of rent in Everesholt and Tyngre held by 
John Page of Everesholt outlawed for felony it is said ; as the king 
has learned by inquisition, taken by John de Broughton late escheator, 
that the said messuage, meadow and rent and 30 acres of land in 
Everesholt and Tyngre have been in his hand a year and a day and 
are yet in his hand, that the said John held that messuage, meadow 
and rent and 22 acres of the said land of the said abbot, and that 
William de Otteford formerly escheator had the year and a day and 
the waste thereof, and ought to answer for the same to the king. 



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1 ■">.<>. Membrane 16 — cont. 

I'il>. 29. To Gilbert de Culwen escheatoi in Northumberland. Order to 
r. cause .John son and heir of Robert de .Miners knight tenant in chief 
to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken Into the kind's 
hand by his deatli ; as the said John proved Ids age before John 
Sayvylle late escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30935.J 

Feb. 29. To Thomas Sewale escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to keep 

tminster. in the king's hand until further order the 3 acres of meadow, three 
tenants and the liberty of a court hereinafter mentioned, to take the 
fealty of Amy wife of Roger Loveday according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to remove the king's hand and meddle no further as 
well with a messuage and 80 acres of land in Great Wylburgham 
with all other the lands held of others than the king which are 
taken into the king's hand by her said husband's death, delivering to 
her any issues thereof taken except of the said 3 acres of meadow, 
three tenants and the liberty of a court ; as the king has Learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said 
Roger held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in his demesne 
as of fee nor in sen ice. but that in the 36th year of the reign without 
obtaining the king's licence he enfeoffed Richard Garlond clerk. 
John Waryn of Purle, William atte Walle, William Redell and others 
of a messuage, a toft, 2:50 acres of land. 3 acres of meadow, three 
customary tenants. 25s. of rent and the liberty of a court to be holder) 
every three weeks in Great Wylburgham, whereof the said toft, 
so acres of land. 3 acres of meadow, three tenants and liberty of a 
court are held in chief by serjeanty, namely to keep one sparrow hawk, 
and by the service of I2d. a year of the sheriff's aid, and the residue 
of others than the king ; and on 8 May in the 42nd year of his reign 
the king by letters patent pardoned the trespass committed by so 
acquiring the said me and 80 acres of land, further granting 

licence to the said Richard, John, William and William that they 
might thereof enfeoff the said Roger and Amy and the heirs of the 
said Roger, which afterwards they did. 

Feb. 12. To Oliver de Barnham escheatoi' in Berkshire. Order, upon the 
rinding of an inquisition, by the escheatoi- lately taken at the king's 
command thai Thomas Rous at his death held no lands in that county 

in chief in his demesne as of fee no) - in service, but held in his demesne 

ot tee I')/. 13«. \'L of rent in \euehiry pa\ah|i at -'l terms that 

he died thereof Beised, bul of whom the same is held or by what >er\ ice 

is not known, that deceased at his death held no other lands in that 

county in demesne nor in service, and that Robert de rlendale knight 

and Maud hifl wife have Bince his death and do yet take and occupy 

the same, to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with 

the said icnt. delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it i» not 

found by 'hat inquisition nor by certificate of the treasurer and the 
barons of the exchequer Bent into chancer} at the king's command 
whether the said rent is held in chief or no. 

March 7. Order to the Bherifl ol Berkshire to cat uer to be elected 

d of William de rjdesle, w ho i dead, 



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1376. Membrane 16 — cont. 

March 8. To W. bishop of Cicestre. Order by indenture, making distinct 
Westminster, and open mention of the same and the price thereof, to cause one empty 
chest and other goods and chattels of William de Chirchehull canon 
of Cicestre deceased, late one of the guardians of the temporalities 
of the bishopric of Worcester void by the death of William the last 
bishop, to be delivered to Master William de Wymundham parson 
of St. Mary ' atte Stronde' without New Temple Bar London, or to 
John Bisshopiston clerk, John Wyke clerk, William Doyly and Robert 
Dys his attorneys, in order that he may content the king for 10s. the 
price thereof, sending again one part of such indenture to the exchequer 
at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter, also this writ ; as Robert de 
Assheton the treasurer has witnessed in chancery that the said parson 
has found security at the exchequer to content the king for the price 
of the said goods, which are in the king's hands as well in the Canons' 
street Cicestre as in the body of the said canon's prebend of Thorneye, 
which said canon at his death was bound to the king to render account 
of the issues of the temporalities aforesaid, and the said bishop of 
Cicestre by the king's command caused his goods and chattels to be 
sequestrated, as on the morrow of St. Hilary last he returned at the 
exchequer at Westminster. 

March 31. To Philip de Courtenay admiral of the king's fleet to the westward, 
Westminster, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause all ships of twenty tuns burden 
and upwards, and all seamen who shall be found within his admiralty 
within liberties and without, to be arrested without delay, so as to 
be ready to sail on the king's service at his wages whenever they 
shall have warning on his behalf, taking of the owners and masters 
of such ships security that they shall have their ships ready for that 
service, and of the said seamen and every of them likewise that they 
shall not withdraw to distant parts without special licence, but 
shall be ready for service under pain of forfeiture, distraining and 
compelling them if need be to find security as aforesaid in such 
manner as shall seem best. 

March 23. To John Welde escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order to 
Westminster, cause Edward brother and heir of John son and heir of John de Benstede 
tenant in chief to have seisin of his said father's lands, which came 
to the king's hands by the said father's death and by reason of the 
s nonage of John the son, who died within age and in the king's ward- 

ship, and so are in the king's hand ; as the said Edward has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and 
fealty. By p.s. [30947.] 

To Nicholas Somerton escheator in the county of Suthampton 
and in Wiltesir. Like order ; as the said Edward has proved his 
age before John Welde. 

The like to Thomas Sewale escheator in Cambridgeshire. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

April 1. Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected 

Westminster, instead of William Haycroft lately elected, who has his abode in 
Berkshire as the king has learned. 



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1376. Mi mbrane 15 — cont. 

March 12. To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork in Ireland, and the 
minster, keeper of the king's gaol there. Order at their peril, for particular 
causes laid before the king and council, to cause Gerard son of 
Raymond Caunton and Edmund son of Gerald ("aunt on, who are 
taken and there imprisoned for certain misprisions against the king 
and his majesty, to be there kept in safe custody until special order 
of the king without mainprise or any other delivery : certifying under 
their seals in the chancery of England the cause wherefore the said 
prisoners are taken and detained, and sending again this writ. By C. 

April 1. To John de Hale escheator in Somerset. Order to take of Alice ulm 

Westminster, was wife of Edmund de Clyvedon, tenant by knight service of the 
heirs of Edward le Despenser and Nicholas Seymour tenants in chief 
who are within age and in the king's wardship, an oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of Robert de 
Assheton, to whom the king has committed the wardship of two thirds 
thereof, or of his attorney if being warned he will attend, to assign 
her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand 
by his death, the manor of Milton excepted, saving her dower of thai 
manor if she be thereof dowable according to the law and custom 
of England ; and order, to send such assignment under seal to be 
enrolled in chancery. 

April 3. To the bailiffs and true men of the town of St. Botolph. Order on 

Westminster, sight of these presents forthwith to assemble together, and having 
considered the matter so to deal in buying and selling ' stokfissh 
that bydefault of them or any of them no excessive dearness thereof shall 
arise in that port or elsewhere within the realm, nor shall any man within 
that port embrace such fish, that by their default touching this matter 
the king be not a second time vexed a) the complaint of the people ; 
as in consideration that a certain fish so called is landed in that port 
before other porta more than was wont, and that in divers parts of the 
realm great dearness thereof has now arisen, and it is doubted that 
much more w ill it arise hereafter to the hurt of all the commons if a 
speedy remedy be not applied, it is the king's will so to deal as may 
tend to the common advantage, as he is bound to do. 

Apiil Is. To the mayor and sherd) of Bristol. Order, upon the petition 

tminster. of Walter Derby of Bristol, to cause two ships of Spain lately taken 

at sea by the king's lieges and brought to lhat port to he there 

appraised by merchants and others having the best knowledge therein, 

and to he without delay delivered by indenture to the said Walter 
according to such appraisement by mainprise ot Adam de I [ertyngdon 
the kin/- clerb and Richard Lyons citizen of London, sending the 
appraisement into chancery under their seals and the seals of the 
appraisors, and certifying all their action in that behalf when tlu\ 
shall have executed this command ; as the said petition -Ikw- that a 
Ship of the said Walter laded with di\ei- goods ami merchandise was 
lately at sea in host He manner taken and carried awa\ by men of Spain, 

praying that in pan of In- recompense he maj have the Baid ships 
of Spain which have long been detained in the pott of Bristol, finding 
,i mainprise to answer tin- king ot- to them of Spain for the true value 
oi- the price ot those ships in case restitution thereoi shall hereafter 

be idjlldged h\ the king and council , and the said Adam and Khhard 



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Membrane 15 — cont. 



appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned for the said Walter 
that he shall be ready truly to answer as aforesaid to the king or the 
owners of those ships according to order of the council. 

April 22. Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a coroner to be elected 
Westminster, instead of John Girerden, who is dead. 

MEMBRANE 14. 

March 25. To Maurice fitz Thomas earl of Kildare and justiciary of Ireland. 
w tminster. Order to take of John Mauclcrk security that he shall come hither 
in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to answer according to the law 
and custom of Ireland touching whatsoever shall be laid against him, 
"and thereby to suffer him to be delivered to bail and set free from 
prison, and freely to come to the king in England ; as on behalf of 
the said John it is shewn the king that at the king's command he 
was lately chosen by the commons of Ireland to journey to England 
in order to make declaration in the council for the king's profit 
touching certain business which concerns the king and the estate and 
ruling of Ireland, and that to prevent his coming to the king for that 
cause he is taken and there imprisoned for certain alleged evildoings for 
which he is indicted ; and it is the king's will that the furtherance 
of the said business shall not by such means be deferred. 

April 4. To Gerard fitz Moriz earl of Desmund and Thomas fitz Johan. Order, 

Westminster, for particular causes laid before the king and council, to cease all 
excuse and deliver by indenture to the mayor and bailiffs of Water- 
ford to be there kept in prison in their custody until the king shall 
send further order for their deliverance Geoffrey Mor fitz Henry 
Migiboun, Philip Cam fitz Davy, Richard fitz Davy and Gilbert fitz 
Davy who are taken and imprisoned in Ireland under the custody 
of the said earl and Thomas for certain contempts and evildoings 
in Ireland committed. By C. 

April 10. To the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. 
Westminster. Order to attorn tenant to Margaret who was wife of Thomas Graunson 
knight tenant in chief concerning 43s. of rent issuing from the said prior's 
manor of Sutton, and to pay her that rent every year at the usual 
terms from 14 February last ; as on that day the king ordered 
Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent in the presence of the heirs 
to assign to the said Margaret dower of her said husband's lands 
taken into the king's hand by his death, sending the assignment 
to be enrolled in chancery ; and the escheator has certified in chancery 
that by virtue of that command he has assigned to her the rent 
aforesaid. 

April 11. To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London, and to his 

Westminster, lieutenant. Order of the king's favour to set free the prior of 

St. Frideswide Oxford, who is taken at the king's command and there 

imprisoned under their custody, suffering him to go his way. By K. 

April 3. To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Surrey. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Simon Durant and Margaret his wife a messuage, 26 acres of land 

and 1^ acre of meadow in Okstede, together with the issues thereof 



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1376. Membrane 14 — cord. 

taken since the death of Agnes atte Bergh ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the eecheator, thai the said Agnes, being an 
idiot, at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne 
as of fee, but that the premises, which are not held of the king, came to 
the king's hands bj reason of her idiocy and are yet in his hand, that 
she died on Thursday after the Epiphany last, and that the said 
Margaret is her cousin and next heir, being daughter of John Wylot 
u of John Wylot brother of Stephen atte Bergh father of Alice 
mother of the said Agnes, and is of full age. 

April 28. I hrder to the sheriff of Huntingdon to cause a coroner to be elected 

kminster. instead of Walter Lassels, who has his abode without the county. 
wherefore he has not leisure to exercise the office of coroner, as the 
king has learned. 

MEMBRANE 13. 

Feb. 20. To Richard Ryhale escheator in Worcestershire. Order to remove 
Westminster, the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Upton 
upon Severn taken into the king's hand by the death of Edward le 
Despenser knight, delivering to Elizabeth his wife any issues thereof 
taken ; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, 
that the said Edward and Elizabeth at his death held that manor 
jointly by gift and feoffment of Lambert de Weston knight and John de 
Aldrynton to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the same 
is not held of the king. 

Feb. 22. To John Rokewode escheator in Suffolk. Order to remove the 

bminster. king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manors of Carleton, 
Middelton, Clopton, Little Welnetham, Blaxsale, Swynlond, Wyttnes 
ham, Cokefeld and Fenhall and the advowsons of Carleton, Middilton, 
Clopton. Little Welnetham and Chesilford, all taken into the king's 
hand by the death of Edward le Despenser. delivering to Elizabeth 
his wife any issues taken of those manors ; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Edward si his death 
held no lands in thai county in chief in his demesne as of fee. but 
held the said manors and advowsons of her right and heritage, and that 
they are held of others than the king. 

Feb. 24. To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Berefordshire and the march 

Westmin ter. of Wale- adjacent. Order to deliver to Elizabeth wife of Edward le 

Despenser knight tenant in chief tin- oastle and a moiety of the lordship 

of Ewyas in the said march taken into the king's hand h\ her - ud 

husband's death, together with the issues thereof taken ; as the king 

has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator. that the said 

Edward at bis death held the premises of her righl and heritage, and 

that they are held in chief b\ knighl seiviec . and the k i 1 1 «_r has taken 

the homage and fealty of the said Elizabeth. By p.s. [30990.] 

Feb. 22. To Edmund de I'.iu oheator in Gloucestershire and Hereford 

w . t iii i n -o i -luii- and in the m arch of Wales adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to 

Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knighl tenant in 

chief such ai are in In- bailiwiok of the castles, towns, manors and 

lands following which the king h i ed to bea of hex said husband's 

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1376. Membrane 13 — cont. 

lands etc. taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason 
of the nonage of his heir, having taken of her an oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence, namely the castle and town of 
Keryfilly in the march of Wales extended at 13?. 2s. Id. a year, the 
country of Sengh' above and below Caugh' at 1221. 3s. 10c?., the hamlet 
of Rot her \ r at 19/. 10s., Enysuaylgoun with appurtenances at 
291. 19s. 5c?., the manor of Whytechurch at 10?. lis. 6c?., the manor 
and country of Talvan at 37?. 9s. 6fe?., the town of Coubrugge at 
14?. 7s. 7c?., the castle and manor of Lanblethian at 69?. 15s. lie?., 
the country of Ruthyn at 13?. lis. 6c?. all in the said march, the manor 
and borough of Teukesbury co. Gloucester at 132?. 17s. 10c?., the 
manor of Faireford at 47?. 17s. 8c?., the foreign court of Bristol at 
10?., the castle and manor of Haneleye co. Worcester at 10?. lis. 4c?., 
the manor of Bischeley at 7?. 8s. 8|c?., the manor of Stanford co. Berkes 
at 34?. 10s. 6c?., the manor of Yelvertoft co. Norhampton at 6?. 13s. 4c?. 
and the hundred of Chadlynton co. Oxford not extended over and 
above the farm of 110s. due for the same to the king, rendering yearly 
to the king until the lawful age of the heir, and thenceforward to the 
said heir, 10s. 4c?. which is the excess of her said dower. 

To Richard Ryhale escheator in Worcestershire. Order to deliver 
in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight 
the castle and manor of Hanley and the manor of Bischeley, extended 
(as above), which among other castles, towns, manors and lands of 
her said husband the king has assigned to her. 
The like to the following : 

Nicholas Somerton escheator in Berkshire, concerning the manor 

of Stanford. 
John Camels escheator in Norhamptonshire, concerning the 

manor of Yelvertoft. 
Nicholas Somerton escheator in Oxfordshire, concerning the 
hundred of Chadlynton. 

May 22. To Walter Holt escheator in Leycestershire. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Elizabeth late wife of Edward le Despenser knight the advowson of 
Boseworth church, namely to present every fourth turn, taken into the 
king's hand by her said husband's death ; as the king has learned 
by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said 
Edward held the same of her right and heritage, and that she will 
now present at the first turn ; and the king has taken her homage 
and fealty. 

MEMBRANE 12. 

May 23. To John atte Hale escheator in Somerset. Order to deliver in 

Westminster, dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight 
tenant in chief such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees and 
parts of fees following which the king has assigned to her of the fees 
of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death 
and by reason of the nonage of his heir, namely one knight's fee in 
Pubbelowe formerly held by Edmund de Sancto Laudo clerk, John 
Lupyete parson of Bakwell, William Vyriour parson of Aire and 
Nicholas Saltkoc parson of Neweton Seynlo and extended at 15?. a 
year, one knight's fee in Neweton Seynlo at 15?., 2\ knights' fees 



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137<». Membrane 12 — <*ut. 

in Estharpetre held by John Deverous at 30/.. l{ knight's fee in 
stoke Giffard held by John Rodeney knighl at 207.. one Knight's fee 
in Baluetre and Littelton hold l>\ the abbot of Keyneeham, Walter 
Romeseye knight and Maud Basset! at in/., two knights' fees in 
Weetludeford held by James de Audele at H'/.. the moiety of one 
knight's fee in Upton Caboche held by Edward Burne] at 10 marks, 
one knight's fee in Meryet held by John Meryel knighl at 20/.. the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Northovere held by the master of the 
hospital of Bridge ater (Ponfc irulti r) at 100s., three quarters of one knight's 
fee in Asshton now held by Robert de Assheton at LOO*., the moiety 
of one knight's fee in Bakwell formerly held by John de Rodeney 
knight at lu/.. the moiety of one knight's fee in Wyn ford held by the 
said John de Rodeney at 30*., the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Wodecombe held by Matthew de Clyvedon at 20s., the fourth part of 
one knight's fee in Ragelbury held by the abbot of Flaxlegh at 100s., 
the tenth part of one knight's foe in Bicheuestoke held by Nicholas Ive 
at 40*., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Bicheuestoke held by 
Nicholas de Sancto Laudo at 40*., the fourth part of one knight's 
fee in Stokwode held by the abbot of Keyneeham at 40s., If knight's 
fee in Pegelynche and Farlegh held by Thomas de Hungerford knight 
and the prior of Benton at ."50/.. the fourth part of one knight's fee in 
Northovere held by Richard Brice at 100s., one knight's fee in 
Hentonbluet now held by Robert Cheddre at 40s., one knight's fee 
in Baluetre formerly held by John de Rodeneye knight at 40* , the 
fourth part of one knight's fee in Bedmynstre held by 
Thomas de Berkelegh at 20/., three quarters of one knight's 
fee in Asshcombe held by Richard Arthur at 151., two knights' lees 
in Bristilton held by John le Warre knight at 40/.. the fourth 
part of one knight's fee in MQggel now held by Richard de Acton 
at LOO*., the fourth part of one knight *8 fee in Wellewe formerly held by 
Thomas de rl ungerford at 20/.. one knight's fee in Tuyverton held by 
John de Rodeney at 10/.. the sixteenth part of one knight's fee in 
Bakerich held by the abbot of St. Augustine Bristol at 10*., one knight's 
fee in Etadestoke now held by William Banastre at 20/.. one knight's 
fee in Dynygton held by Ellis (k % la Lynde at 151., one knight's fee 
LnClopton formerly held by Richard Arthour at 15/., the fourth part of 

one knight's fee in Capenore held l>\ Walter Laurence the younger at 
10*., the moietj of one knight's fee in BakweU held by John de Rodeney 
knighl a1 10/.. the moiety of one knight's fee in Wynford held by 
M nid Basset at LOO*., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Bodeoombe 
held by the master of the hospital of St. John Bristol at 20*., and 
one knight's fee in Clyvedon held by Edmund de Clyvedon now 
dec* used it MM. all in the same county, one knight's fee in Severnestoke 
pertaining to the manor of Banley oo. Worcester at LOO*., one knight's 

fee in ( 'haddesley Corbet pertaininir to the said manor at LOO*., one 

knighl fee in Bldresfeld pertaininfl to the manor oi Bisohelej 
oo Worcester at LOO*., one knight's f« m Clifton coJ Houoesterno^ held 
by John de Sancto Laudo at LOO*, the moiety oi one knight's fee in 
Aliinton now held by the abbol oi Oseneye at 10*., the moiety oi one 
knight'e fee in Sharnecote Netheroote and Sodyngton now held \<\ 
Rogei ap \il.i in .tt 10 . and the moiet} oi one knight's fee in Estleohe 
now held by the heirs oi Berbert de Sancto Quintino at 40*. all in 
Gloucestershire in 1 , knights fees in Burleecombe and Lomene Clavyle 
co. Devon with the membei • at 521 LO ., the moiety oi one knight's fee 



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1376. * Membrane 12 — cont. 

in Bideforde now held by Theobald de Greneville at 20Z., one knight's 
fee in Kilkampton now held by the said Theobald at 40Z., five knights' 
fees in Devon now held by Dame de Blount at 50 marks, and one 
knight's fee in Calwodele in the same county now held by Andrew de 
Calwodele at 60s., one knight's fee in Landowe in the march of Wales 
now held by John Wynchestre at 10/., and one knight's fee in 
St. Donat in the said march now held by Robert Ryvers and Thomas 
Hye and extended at 20 marks a year. 

To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire and the 
march of Wales adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to Elizabeth 
who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight the knights' fees and parts 
of fees following of her said husband which among others the king has 
assigned to her, namely one knight's fee in Clifton, the moiety of 
one knight's fee in Alrinton, the moiety of one knight's fee in 
Sharnecote, Nethercote and Sodyngton, and the moiety of one knight's 
fee in Estleche co. Gloucester, one knight's fee in Landowe and one 
knight's fee in St. Donat in the said march (tenants and extents as above). 
The like to the following : 

Richard Ryhale escheator in Worcestershire, concerning one 
knight's fee in Severnestoke, one knight's fee in Chaddesley 
Corbet, and one knight's fee in Eldresfeld (appurtenant as 
above ; extents as above). 
John de Mattesford escheator in Devon, concerning lOf knights' 
fees in Burlescombe and Lomene Clavyle with the members, 
the moiety of one knight's fee in Bydeford and one knight's 
fee in Kilkampton held by Theobald de Greneville, five knights' 
fees held by Dame de Blount, and one knight's fee in Calwodele 
held by Andrew de Calwodele (extended as above). 

To Edmund de Brugge escheator in Gloucestershire and the march of 
Wales adjacent. Order to deliver in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of 
Edward le Despenser knight tenant in chief such as are in his bailiwick 
of the advowsons following, which the king has assigned to her of 
the advowsons of churches, abbeys and priories of her said husband 
in England and Wales, namely the advowsons of Teukesbury abbey 
co. Gloucester extended at 401. a year, of Kylthergayr church at 100s. 
and of Rothry church in the said march at 40s., of Allhallows church 
in the city of London at 10 marks, of Bychamwelle church co. Norffolk 
at 100s., of Stanford church co. Berkes at 50 marks, and of 
Wyntereslewe church co. Wiltesir extended at 41. a year. 

To Nicholas Somerton escheator in Berkshire and Wiltesir. Order 
to deliver in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser 
knight the advowsons following which, among others, the king has 
assigned to her, namely the advowsons of the churches of Stanford 
co. Berkes and Wyntereslewe co. Wiltesir (extended as above). 
The like to the following : — 

John Warde mayor of the city of London and escheator therein, 
concerning the advowson of Allhallows church in that city 
{extended as above). 
John Rokewode escheator in Norffolk, concerning the advowson 
of Bychamwelle church (extended as above). 



50 EDWARD III.— Part I. 309 



137(,. MEMBRANE 11. 

April 26. To the bailiffs of Pevense co. Sussex. Order to cause a bond ol 
bminster. Simon llcinlcnian and John Burrnusbury for lOOf. to be delivered 
to the Baid Simon and John, not troubling them in aught by reason 
thereof ; a.s lately they laded in that port <>o quarters of coin of div< 
kinds to take to t lie city of London for sustenance of the nuns minore 
of London, and the bailiffs arrested thai corn, alleging thai they might 
take DO corn anywhere OUl of that county without the king's licence, 
and kept the same under arrest, as the king has learned, until the 
-aid Simon and John made them the said bond for their security. 

May 3. To Thomas de llleston escheator in Sussex and Kent. Order to 

Westminster, keep the manor of Walderne in the king's hand until further order, 
and to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the residue 
of the manors and the rent hereinafter mentioned taken into the 
king's hand by the death of Thomas de Ponynges knight tenant